My team has hosted a django project in AWS with a Postgres RDS instance. What is the proper way to get export the database into SQL or pg_dump?

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    Use pg_dump. I don't understand the problem. Sep 12 '16 at 5:37

There is an interesting thing in RDS postgresql. I had the same issue, normal pg_dump won't work. Use the below command

pg_dump -Fc -v -h [endpoint of instance] -U [master username] [database] > [database].dump

Refer link: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/PostgreSQL.Procedural.Importing.html

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    What does 'won't work' mean? Also, 'normal'?
    – dezso
    Sep 12 '16 at 7:10
  • Pg_dump -h endpoint -d db -u user > back.sql this command won't work for RDS, it'll trigger some errors while restoring the db
    – TheDataGuy
    Sep 12 '16 at 8:33

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