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migrate from postgres to mysql

> Hello

I have a problem, I want to migrate the data of a postgres' database to a
mysql's database, this because i need to move to a windows.

I tried making a postgres' backup using pg_dump, but this file doesn't have the insert in Transac-sql.

Any help is welcome

txs in advance!!

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Nov 12 '05 #1
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Fabio Benavides Murillo wrote:
Hello

I have a problem, I want to migrate the data of a postgres' database to a
mysql's database, this because i need to move to a windows.

I tried making a postgres' backup using pg_dump, but this file doesn't


have
the insert in Transac-sql.

Any help is welcome

txs in advance!!


You can run PostgreSQL on windows.

-Robby

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Nov 12 '05 #2
On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 08:49, Fabio Benavides Murillo wrote:
Hello

I have a problem, I want to migrate the data of a postgres' database to a
mysql's database, this because i need to move to a windows.
You might also want to explore running PostgreSQL on windows. Currently
you can use Cygwin to stably run the current version of Pg. There is
also a native windows port on the way, if it's for development uses you
might want to test the beta.
I tried making a postgres' backup using pg_dump, but this file doesn't

have
the insert in Transac-sql.


Transact-SQL is actually Sybase's and MS SQL Server's dialect of SQL.
Perhaps you're referring to the use of COPY instead of INSERT
statements? If so see the help for pg_dump as you can have data dumped
as individual inserts (the -d and -D switches).

You'll probably have to do some editing of the dump by hand as well; to
change sequences to MySQL's auto_increment, remove any schema usages,
etc. I'm unaware of any automated tools as not many people migrate in
that direction ;).

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Nov 12 '05 #3
Well, I've not done it, but you could do a

pg_dump -s dbname >schema.sql
pg_dump -d -a dbname >data.sql

to get just the schema in one file and the data in inserts in another
file. Then you could use a perl script driven by SQL::Translator (check
http://www.cpan.org) to translate the schema from Pg to MySQL. Create
the schema in MySQL, then load via the inserts.

In theory, should be easy; reality on the other hand...

Good luck,
Scott

On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 16:17, Arguile wrote:
On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 08:49, Fabio Benavides Murillo wrote:
Hello

I have a problem, I want to migrate the data of a postgres' database to a
mysql's database, this because i need to move to a windows.
You might also want to explore running PostgreSQL on windows. Currently
you can use Cygwin to stably run the current version of Pg. There is
also a native windows port on the way, if it's for development uses you
might want to test the beta.
I tried making a postgres' backup using pg_dump, but this file doesn't

have
the insert in Transac-sql.


Transact-SQL is actually Sybase's and MS SQL Server's dialect of SQL.
Perhaps you're referring to the use of COPY instead of INSERT
statements? If so see the help for pg_dump as you can have data dumped
as individual inserts (the -d and -D switches).

You'll probably have to do some editing of the dump by hand as well; to
change sequences to MySQL's auto_increment, remove any schema usages,
etc. I'm unaware of any automated tools as not many people migrate in
that direction ;).

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Nov 12 '05 #4
In article <10*********************@localhost.localdomain>,
Scott Cain <ca**@cshl.org> writes:
Well, I've not done it, but you could do a
pg_dump -s dbname >schema.sql
pg_dump -d -a dbname >data.sql to get just the schema in one file and the data in inserts in another
file. Then you could use a perl script driven by SQL::Translator (check
http://www.cpan.org) to translate the schema from Pg to MySQL. Create
the schema in MySQL, then load via the inserts.


I'd replace the second call of pg_dump by a "COPY mytbl TO 'mytbl.txt'"
for each table in the DB and import it into MySQL with "LOAD DATA
[LOCAL] INFILE". This would be much faster than INSERTing.
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Nov 12 '05 #5
Arguile schrieb:

You might also want to explore running PostgreSQL on windows. Currently
you can use Cygwin to stably run the current version of Pg. There is
also a native windows port on the way, if it's for development uses you
might want to test the beta.

I have searched the website but I cannot find any 7.4 beta binaries for
windows...
I thought the windows version was postponed until 7.5?
Thomas

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