[postgis-users] Error in dumping the database

White, Richard Richard.White at infoterra-global.com
Fri Dec 14 03:07:16 PST 2012

You need to run this on the command line, not in a SQL shell i.e. ;


C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.1\bin>pg_dump.exe "OPTIONS"


From: postgis-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:postgis-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of tasneem
Sent: 14 December 2012 11:05
To: PostGIS Users Discussion
Subject: Re: [postgis-users] Error in dumping the database


I am using built-in SQL shell available while postgre installation

and i tried with pgadmin but it gives me same error.

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net>

Maybe you're not using a unix-like shell ?
Did you give pgadmin a try ? I'm sure it can make dumps.


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 04:24:56PM +0530, tasneem dewaswala wrote:
> I tried it from the shell also, but it still gives me the same error
> can you tell me proper way of working with shell, since i am not used
> work with that.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net>
> > On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 04:07:00PM +0530, tasneem dewaswala wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am trying to take a backup of my database using
> > >
> > > pg_dump -Ft *mydatabasename* > *mydatabase*.tar;
> > >
> > > but it gives me an error as "syntax error at or near "pg_dump""
> > > i don't understand what is the problem.
> >
> > You have to run it from a shell, not from the psql monitor.
> > Also, I'd recommend -Fc, not -Ft, for possible use with
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> > --strk;

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