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Windows PowerShell - BackUp Postgre Dbase

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Hi,

I would like to ask if anyone knows how to backup postgre dbase using windows powershell and automate it to be done once a month.

Thanks.
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Powershell does nothing once a month. You need another scheduler. PostgreSQL really does not care if pg_dumpall is ran from powershell or from cmd file or from atsvc directly.
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ok say we use windows scheduler for the schedule. How can we backup our Dbases? Our service provider says that we can use the code below as a sample but I do not know anything about powershell. Can you explain the code below and how we can use it with windows scheduler?


set-item -force -path env:PGPASSWORD -value actualpassword
 
$pgdbs = "db1","db2","db3"
 
Foreach ($db in $pgdbs) {
 
                & 'C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\pg_dump.exe' -Fc -U username -f "path-to-backup-temp" $db
 
                remove-item "path-to-permanentbackup\pgdump$db"
 
                move-item "path-to-permanentbackup\pgdump$db" "path-to-backup-temp\pgdump$db"
 
}

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It backs up all $pgdbs in background in parallel.
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