I have a .backup dump from a single table, but it didn't work restore like a normal backup from an entire db. I'm creating this backup file with the following batch script bin\pg_dump -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -F c -b -v -f %BACKUP_FILE% --table <schema.table-name> <db-name> And i'm restoring it with the pgadmin restore option, i didn't get any error message, the restore run normally, but the table don't show on my db/schema.

  • That you chose to name the file with a ".backup" extension doesn't tell us anything. How did you create it? What command did you use to restore it? What error did you get?
    – jjanes
    Oct 15, 2019 at 22:07
  • I edited the question putting the information that was missing on it. Oct 16, 2019 at 16:58
  • I din't named the bakcup file ".backup", it was the extension that file was saved. Oct 16, 2019 at 17:11
  • pgadmin3 or pgadmin4?
    – jjanes
    Oct 16, 2019 at 17:30
  • "pg_dump" follows the Linux philosophy, not Windows. It doesn't add suffixes, so .backup must have already been included in '%BACKUP_FILE%', however it got there.
    – jjanes
    Oct 16, 2019 at 17:32

2 Answers 2


I am not sure what you tried so far, please post error message for better understanding,

Try below and post a comment if this works for you or not.

you can use pg_restore to restore a single table :

pg_restore -t my_table -d database_name database.dump

If the dump is not too big, the easiest thing to do is restore the full backup to a temporary database (gzcat backup_file.gz | psql -h host -U user database_name) dump the one table (pg_dump -t my_table), then restore it.

  • I did run the first script, but it ask for a password when the db where i was tryingto restore the table dons't has a password. Oct 16, 2019 at 17:33

The problem was that i was trying to restore a postgis table on a db which did not have the postgis extension. Was just a matter of running the command CREATE EXTENSION postgis; on the query tool.

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