Migrate PostgreSQL Database to another Server Toolkit
PostgreSQL migration is crucial when you need for either migrate Postgres database to another server or completely change a platform (e.g. migrate PostgreSQL to Microsoft SQL Server). Handy Backup software is both convenient and efficient Postgres migration tool!
Version 8.4.6, built on April 25, 2023
How to Use Handy Backup as PostgreSQL Migration Toolkit?
The procedure of PostgreSQL migration to new server (presumably, using PostgreSQL as a destination DBMS) consists with two simple, completely automated steps:
Here we put a short instruction describing programming the sequence for these actions in Handy Backup. Please read the appropriate sections of the User Manual for more detailed instructions about each step mentioned here.
Taking a PostgreSQL Backup
To create a PostgreSQL migration tool sequence, firstly make a PostgreSQL backup task. Note that you may need a data storage (such as an FTP server or an external USB drive) of an appropriate capacity to put your PostgreSQL backup data into (at least temporarily!).
Tip: In advanced mode, you will got a few extra steps and much more options for task setup. This can make a little distraction for unskilled users, but for well-developed backup strategies, it is very useful.
Caveat: To take a snapshot for PostgreSQL migration, you must have a sufficient user privileges to use a PostgreSQL SELECT statement freely for creating a backup dump.
Using a Backup Dump to Migrate PostgreSQL to New Server
Next, you will need to create a new PostgreSQL restoration task to migrate Postgres database to another server. Please follow the instruction below:
Note: Network solutions of Handy Backup (particularly the Server Network edition) can perform both backup and restore operations needed for PostgreSQL migration on remote machines in the local network! In addition, single-machine editions like Small Server can also access remote databases.
Implementing a PostgreSQL Migration Tool
Finally, you may migrate PostgreSQL to another server. To do it, start a backup task created in a previous instruction. After finishing this task, start a second part of the job – a restoration task. That is all! Your PostgreSQL migration will complete in fully automated mode!
An advice: Using the scheduling on the Step 6 of backup task (and the Step 4 or Step 5 of restore task), you can schedule your tasks to run automatically in an appropriate time (e.g. at evening after finishing workhours). This can save you some time and efforts, although may feel a bit uncontrollable (or no?).
How to Migrate PostgreSQL Database to New Server with Different DBMS?
Despite Handy Backup has no direct PostgreSQL migration tool for other database engines, you can always do a modest quantity of manual operations to migrate from PostgreSQL to MySQL or another DBMS architecture. The method of PostgreSQL migration has a base on native SQL dump format.
Advantages of Handy Backup as PostgreSQL Migration Tool
Partial PostgreSQL Migration and Backup
With Handy Backup, you can take either full or differential backup for PostgreSQL migration, including an option of mixed full/differential backup in a cycled chain. It allows you saving much time and storage space during migrating routines.
Perfect Scheduler with Triggering by Events
Handy Backup allows not only performing PostgreSQL migration on a regular base, with a period between migration tasks starting from minutes to several months, but also triggering these tasks by some system event, such as logoff or inserting a task-related USB device into a server slot.
Version 8.4.6, built on April 25, 2023
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Handy Backup compatibility was tested on PostgreSQL 15.1, 14.6, 13.9, 12.13 and 11.18.