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pg_dump

Extract a PostgreSQL database into a script file or other archive file. More information: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/app-pgdump.html.

  • Dump database into a SQL-script file:

pg_dump {{db_name}} > {{output_file.sql}}

  • Same as above, customize username:

pg_dump -U {{username}} {{db_name}} > {{output_file.sql}}

  • Same as above, customize host and port:

pg_dump -h {{host}} -p {{port}} {{db_name}} > {{output_file.sql}}

  • Dump a database into a custom-format archive file:

pg_dump -Fc {{db_name}} > {{output_file.dump}}

  • Dump only database data into an SQL-script file:

pg_dump -a {{db_name}} > {{path/to/output_file.sql}}

  • Dump only schema (data definitions) into an SQL-script file:

pg_dump -s {{db_name}} > {{path/to/output_file.sql}}