Backup and Restore PostgreSQL Database

List all databases:
$ psql -l
Backup:
$ pg_dump sourcedb > sourcedb_backup.sql
Restore:
$ createdb sourcedb
$ psql -d sourcedb -f sourcedb_backup.sql

Need to execute all commands as user ‘postgres’, so make sure to switch user to postgres or use -Upostgres option

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