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Is a database dump the same as a backup? Is it done from within OpenERP or at a command prompt?

Allan Lindquist
on 10/29/13, 10:19 AM 2,052 views

Is a database dump the same as a backup? Is it done from within OpenERP or at a command prompt? There is a command in PostgreSQL 9.3 bin directory pg_dump is this the command used?


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Ray Carnes
On 10/29/13, 2:56 PM


It is done via the Manage Databases link on the login page.

What actually happens is that OpenERP calls the relevant PostgreSQL commands. The exact format of the commands that OpenERP uses for backup and restore is below.

For backup

pg_dump --format=c --no-owner --username=<> --host=<> --port=<> <dbname>

For restore:

pg_restore --no-owner --dbname=<>

... and you can even pipe pg_dump with pg_restore to replicate a test environment from a production one.

Daniel Reis
on 10/29/13, 6:02 PM

I cannot find the Manage Database link in the online verion?

on 1/4/14, 4:40 PM

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