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Seeing error "Must be owner of extension plpgsql" during a Postgres database restore.

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Article ID: 4307

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Products

CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) INTROSCOPE

Issue/Introduction

The following message appears in the console when executing "dbrestore-postgres.bat" or "dbrestore-postgres.sh":

pg_restore: [archiver (db)] Error while PROCESSING TOC: 

pg_restore: [archiver (db)] Error from TOC entry nnnnn; 0 0 COMMENT EXTENSION plpgsql 
pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR: must be owner of extension plpgsql 
Command was: COMMENT ON EXTENSION plpgsql IS 'PL/pgSQL procedural language';

Environment

All supported APM Releases.

Cause

The message means that the command "COMMENT ON EXTENSION plpgsql IS 'PL/pgSQL procedural language'" had the error. In most cases, this message can be ignored. 
During the restore, it tries restoring this comment. However, the restore user was not owner of the extension plpgsql, causing the error.
The comment of extension plpgsql already exists, there is no problem as a result.

Resolution

This is a typical scenario and these messages can be safely ignored in most cases. Note that the restore process continues and finishes normally.

If the error is still a concern or hinders restoration, please see articles such as https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10169203/postgresql-9-1-pg-restore-error-regarding-plpgsql for additional steps