dbpmda - Linux


dbpmda is a command-line tool used for managing PostgreSQL databases and database clusters. It provides a comprehensive set of features for database administration, including database creation, modification, and maintenance.


dbpmda [options] <command> [<args>]


| Option | Description |
| -h, --help | Display usage information |
| -V, --version | Display version information |
| -d, --database | Specify the database to use |
| -C, --cluster | Specify the cluster to use |
| -U, --username | Specify the username |
| -P, --password | Specify the password |
| -H, --host | Specify the host |
| -p, --port | Specify the port |


Create a new database:

dbpmda create my_database

Modify an existing database:

dbpmda modify my_database --name new_name --owner new_owner

Back up a database:

dbpmda backup my_database my_backup.dump

Restore a database from a backup:

dbpmda restore my_database my_backup.dump

Common Issues

Error: Database not found

  • Ensure that the specified database exists.
  • Verify that you have the correct permissions to access the database.

Error: Cluster not found

  • Ensure that the specified cluster exists.
  • Verify that you have the correct permissions to access the cluster.


Integration with pg_dump and pg_restore

dbpmda can be used in combination with the pg_dump and pg_restore commands to back up and restore databases. For example, the following command backs up the "my_database" database to a file named "my_backup.dump":

pg_dump -U username my_database > my_backup.dump

The following command restores the "my_database" database from the "my_backup.dump" file:

pg_restore -U username -d my_database my_backup.dump

Related Commands

  • pg_dump – Backs up a PostgreSQL database
  • pg_restore – Restores a PostgreSQL database from a backup
  • psql – A command-line interface for interacting with PostgreSQL databases