Utkarsh Atri Utkarsh Atri -4 years ago 234
SQL Question

Permission Denied when trying to restore .dump file postgres

I am trying the following command load schema and data from .dump file :

psql proj1 -f /Users/utkarshatri/Desktop/proj1/mymyunsw.dump


but it says permission denied.

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the folder containing the .dump file has read write permissions for postgres

total 101728
drwxr-xr-x@ 4 utkarshatri staff 136 24 Mar 05:41 ./
drwx------@ 23 utkarshatri staff 782 24 Mar 06:18 ../
-rwxrw-rw-@ 1 utkarshatri staff 52080321 8 Mar 00:30 mymyunsw.dump*
-rwxr--r--@ 1 utkarshatri staff 2130 8 Mar 00:30 proj1.sql*


simple cat on terminal works but returns permission denied on postgres commandline
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How do I fix this?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer Source

The issue seems to be not with the current directory, but the directory, one level above:

drwx------@ 23 utkarshatri staff 782      24 Mar 06:18 ../

This is showing that only your user has the permissions required to enter the project directory. Try running this

chmod a+rx ../

This will change the permissions such that anyone on the system can open and look inside the directory, but still, only you will be able to write.

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