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Managed Postgres Clusters: pg_restore errors for superuser privileges

I’m trying to import a database with pg_restore to a managed postgres cluster but I get the following error:

could not execute query: ERROR: must be superuser to create an operator class

I’m connecting as “doadmin” which doesn’t have superuser privileges, how can I connect as “postgres” user? or is there a way to pg_restore allowing the creation of operator class as admin user?

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Hey there,

At this time it isn’t possible to create a superuser with DO Managed Databases; this bars operator class access as a superuser is always needed to create one.

We’re learning more about Managed Databases every day and are always looking to improve the end-user experience. Should you want these to be implemented we’d love to hear your feedback on our IDEAS page. This is where our Product team looks to the community for ideas and use-cases that could be prioritized in future work cycles for us.

Regards, Ethan Fox Developer Support Engineer II - DigitalOcean

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This is pretty mad… Similar to others I need superuser access - can’t really see any logic for that not being possible. We’re just going to move the current project out of DO as a result.

Response to edit the data and remove superuser needs is a bit dismissive. It’s less work for me to switch DB provider for this project than it is to edit the masses of data I need to import.

I also need superuser access…

Any news on this? We just had to switch gears and use something other than DO on a project using postgraphile because we can’t use it without being able to set up event triggers.