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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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How to get a working and complete PostgreSQL DB backup and test

I was hoping I could get a clear answer on how to ensure taking a full Postgres backup just like you would get with MS SQL Server, and then take care of orphaned users. From what I've read, and it ...
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Delete all data in Postgres database

I have created a fresh db dump from a production server with the --data-only and --column-inserts flags, so I only have a bunch of insert statements to insert data when performing a restore on a ...
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How do I prevent changes to my database?

My steps: run the final pg_dumpall on a server prod-server-old Shut down prod-server-old for ever. copy the output to a different server (prod-server-new) Restore the db there. All traffic goes to ...
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pg_restore: [archiver] did not find magic string in file header

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 and want to restore backup files generated with pg_dump: sudo pg_dump -h 127.0.0.1 -U postgres --clean --inserts -E UTF8 -f out.sql database_name This command generates a ...
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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_restore ERROR: “Relation does not exist” and creating new database

I have made a backup of my specific tables that I want to restore into a new database using: call pg_dump -Fc -h server -d database -U user -p password -v -f dump.sql -t public.table1 -t public....
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pg_dump issue while dumping single schema

pg_dump does refuse to dump a given schema in my DB. pg_dump -d <dbname> -s -n dm_geo -f <filename> Result -- -- PostgreSQL database dump -- -- Dumped from database version 9.5.4 -- ...