Online Documentation for DB Extract for PostgreSQL

EMS DB Extract FAQ

Please read this page attentively if you have questions about EMS DB Extract for PostgreSQL.



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Q: What is PostgreSQL Extract utility?

A: EMS DB Extract for PostgreSQL is a powerful and easy-to-use utility for creating database backups in the form of SQL scripts. It allows you to save metadata of all database objects as well as table data. DB Extract for PostgreSQL includes a GUI wizard guiding you through the extract process step by step, and a command-line service for creating backups in one-touch.



Q: What do I need to start working with EMS PostgreSQL Extract?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote PostgreSQL server to work with PostgreSQL DB Extract. You can download PostgreSQL database server from (download is free). Besides, you need your computer to satisfy the system requirements of DB Extract for PostgreSQL. The utility runs on Windows NT4/2000/XP, CPU Pentium 166, 32 Mb RAM or higher is recommended.



Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the PostgreSQL Extract console application?

A: You can configure the template files visually using the DB Extract wizard. Set the required extract options in all steps of the wizard and use the Tools | Save template menu item. All the options will be saved to a *.ext template file which can be used afterwards in the console application.



Q: What is the difference between the Extract Database function available in SQL Manager for PostgreSQL and the standalone Extract utility for PostgreSQL?

A: DB Extract for PostgreSQL includes some additional features which are not available in SQL Manager for PostgreSQL, such as:

  • console application allowing one to perform the extract operation in one-touch;
  • extracting metadata from several databases at one host;
  • faster execution speed.



Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: Actually the trial version of the utility does not differ from the full version as far as the functionality is concerned. That is, you can test all the features implemented in DB Extract for PostgreSQL within the 30-day trial period.



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