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How to download a database from Managed Database Cluster?

How to download a database from Managed Database Cluster (PostgreSQL)?

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How to upload existing database to Managed Database Cluster (PostgreSQL)?


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Matt Cowley
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July 12, 2019
Accepted Answer

Hi there @Motash,

You should be able to achieve both of these by using the pg_dump and pg_restore command-line tools.

A command similar to the following should allow you to dump all the data from your remote PostgreSQL database to a single dump file:

  1. pg_dump -h use_your_host -U use_your_username -Fc use_your_dbname > dbdump.pgsql

You can restore a dump file to the default database and user by running a command similar to this:

  1. pg_restore -d 'use_your_connnectionURI' --jobs 4 use_your_dump_file

We cover both importing and exporting databases more detail in our product documentation for our managed databases (PostgreSQL):

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/how-to/postgresql/import-databases/

Hope that helps! - Matt.

Thank you. For pg_dump I had to also add: -p my_port_number (in my case 25060).