If use pg_dump, it has a --exclude-table-data option to ignore special table.

But pg_dumpall command doesn't has that option. So how to exclude several tables when dump all databases?


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The name pg_dumpall itself says “dump all”, which means you can't exclude anything. There is no such pg_cumpall option available.

Use pg_dump instead.


pg_dumpall is a wrapper that calls pg_dump repeatedly.

perhaps you can shim pg_dump by using a script that inserts the needed options onto the command-line.


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