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PostgreSQL - partial dump of large orbjects (pg_largeobject table)

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Is it possible to backup and restore a materialized view with it's data?

I have some hard to compute materialized views, which I want to be able to backup and restore using the actual stored data, and not by recomputing. Is it possible in PostgreSQL 9.4? (the alternative ...
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How can I share pg_dump output with my team so they can restore without errors?

I am on a team that is building a Drupal website. All of the settings, including the migration scripts from the old site, will be in code, so in theory all of our work can be replicated just from a ...
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Postgres Restore Not Restoring Bytea Data

This is a very urgent situation. We have a postgres 9.4 database installed on a CentOs machine. We are trying to take a backup from a Heroku Postgres database and restore it to the database on ...
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How to do a pgdump with strings encoded?

When I perform a dump with pg_dump tool, with a "flat" sql format, pg_dump create a regular sql file but the restoration with pg_restore fails because the strings are not escaped. For example, single ...
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How to make pg_dump skip extension?

This is on 9.3 but I can remember simillar things happening since 7.x. So I create database and install plpgsql extension into it. Later on I create a pg_dump and before restoring it into databse I ...
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Using pg_dump and psql to transfer table with timestamp into another Db

I am using the following pg_dump and psql command lines through the terminal in order to transfer my table from one database to another. pg_dump -U postgres -t public.table1 database1 | psql -U ...
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How can prevent writes to a Postgres schema for a period of time?

I am moving a schema from one server to another using pg_dump + pg_restore + drop schema cascade. I need to know that no applications are writing to it (or at least that the writes will fail) during ...
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script for restore of postgres database localy from dump given on stdin - ambiguous redirect

Runing this command: sshpass -p "pass" ssh x@1.2.3.4 "pg_dump -U foo some_db" runs perfectly fine. It returns on stdandard output the dump of db. Then I would like to restore new_db based on dump ...
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pg_get_viewdef error while running pg_dump in PostgreSQL

Occasionally, I get the following error while doing a simple pg_dump ( pg_dump -U postgres -Fc -f mybackup.dmp mydb): pg_dump: [archiver (db)] query failed: ERROR: could not open relation with OID ...
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How to restore postgreSQL schema dump to schema with different name

I know I can alter schema name after restoring but the problem is the name might already exist and I don't want to touch that existing schema. The dump type is "custom". So effectively I want ...
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Can I use pg_restore to restore data to subset of tables?

I am trying to restore data in to select tables of a database (9.3.5). This is a data refresh from production to test, while maintaining some table data in the test database (like application users ...
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Disable all constraints and table checks while restoring a dump

I've obtained a dump of my PostgreSQL database with: pg_dump -U user-name -d db-name -f dumpfile which I then proceed to restore in another database with: psql X -U postgres -d db-name-b -f ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3: pg_dump fails due to tiger.direction_lookup

I am trying to dump the schema from one of my PostgreSQL 9.3+PostGIS databases: /usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/bin/pg_dump --schema-only -h stg-db.....rds.amazonaws.com ...
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Importing PostgreSQL backup into slightly different database

I have a pg_dump backup which represents a slightly older version of a client dataset. A newer schema is running on the client's production environment, and there is not a readily available tool to ...
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PostgreSQL, PostGIS: Copying a schema with a geometry column

According to the PostGIS manual, geometry columns should not by added directly, but using AddGeometryColumn(): AddGeometryColumn — Adds a geometry column to an existing table of attributes. I ...
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Postgres 9.3 changes the standard_conforming_strings value

I'm migrating a legacy application's database from Postgres 8.1 to Postgres 9.3 In order to avoid compatibility issues, I'd like to keep the standard_conforming_strings parameter to it's default ...
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In Postgresql, after pg_dump the access privileges on the database itself are not restored

Suppose user foo owns a database gee, and user foo has granted user bar with all access privileges on database gee gee=> \l List of databases Name | Owner | ...
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Postgresql database backup (and restore) from two servers to third storage place

I have two server machines with PostgreSQL: (A) is version 9.0.15 and (B) version 9.2. I wish to make backups of the databases stored in (A) and (B) - and be able to do restore if needed too! - to a ...
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How can I pg_dump my database while excluding extensions?

I am trying to migrate my PostgreSQL 9.3 database to heroku. My database uses the UUID-ossp contrib extension I am not able to load my db onto Heroku because ERROR: permission denied for language ...
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What is the “last” data that get's backed up, when running pg_dump on a live server?

I'm wondering: If I start doing a pg_dump of a very large database (it would take hours), that is still running actively receiving writes, what is then the last data that goes into the backup? Is it: ...
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pg_dump/pg_restore: different PostgreSQL version, another database name, another tablespace

I am going to move a database from the old server to a new one. the old one runs PostgreSQL 9.1, the new one has 9.3. I want to change the database name. I want the new database to be in a dedicated ...
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pg_dump inserting C source code in dump file

Am backing up daily my DB with pg_dump. The strange issue is that when I try to restore it with psql, errors are thrown. After opening the dump file with vim and analyzing the line that is causing the ...
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How to copy PostgresSQL database from remote server to LOCAL PC WITHOUT PG_DUMP(ALL)?

How to copy PostgresSQL database from remote server to local PC without pg_dump (or pg_dumpall ? Any format is good (plain text,sql,csv..) I have NO root access to remote PostgresSql database and I ...
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How do you stop Postgres from performing writes inside base/ directory during pg_dump?

We are dumping a 4TB postgres database using pg_dump. The source is on a copy-on-write snapshot filesystem, and the target is an external drive. While the pg_dump is running we get about 4-5MB/sec ...
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What to look for in bad pg_dump log

We want to programmatically detect errors in cron scheduled pg_dumps. Apart from cheking whether or not the log file ends in "pg_dump: saving database definition": What other tell-tale string can I ...
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pg_dump freezes on windows service application

I have a system running over Tomcat which executes a backup batch job every day, it calls pg_dump.exe from Java and stores its output to an SQL file. When I'm executing Tomcat from the shell, it ...