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PGCon 2011
The PostgreSQL Conference

Dimitri Fontaine
Day Talks - 2 - 2011-05-20
Room DMS 1160
Start time 16:30
Duration 01:00
ID 280
Event type Lecture
Track 9.1 Features
Language used for presentation English

Extensions Development

both of the feature and developments using it

PostgreSQL extensibility is remarkable but incomplete. It lacks dump and restore support.

What that means is that once an extension is installed into your database, PostgreSQL currently has no idea of what SQL objects belongs to the extension rather itself, so the dump will contain the instructions to install the extension. That's only practical if you want to restore your dump targeting the very same extension's version, but when upgrading systems that's seldom what happens. This talk will detail how to fix this problem and more, explaining you how to benefit from the extensions capabilities for your own work within the database.