Today I learned that
pg_dump can make a copy of a Postgres schema instead of
the whole database. Likewise, if needed,
pg_restore can restore the schema in
either the original database or a different one.
Backup of a Postgres schema:
pg_dump -h host -d source_database -U user -n schema_name -F c -f schema_dump_file.dump
Restore of a Postgres schema:
pg_restore -h host -d dest_database -U user -n schema_name schema_dump_file.dump
All primary and shared knowledge, I am sure. Another item of note: the DB name
is hard-coded in
pg_dumpall files, so if one wants to restore on a database
named differently, one must go into the dump file and edit it by hand.