LKBEN10999: Howto backup and restore a postgresql database


You need to backup a postgresql database


Postgres databases need a backup just like anything else


You can use the pg_dump utility to make a consistent backup of your database. e.g.

pg_dump  lubby > BU-LubbyDB

and for a restore you use:

psql lubby < BU-LubbyDB

Sometimes it is better to drop the database first and create it again!


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.