Restore an ArcSDE database backup to a database with a different name?

Discussion created by deleted-user-1T_bOHag6M8d on Mar 5, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2013 by MPurohit-esristaff
I am using ArcSDE 10.1 and PostgreSQL 9.1/PostGIS 2.0. I have backups of a production database that I'd like to use for a development database. The name of the development database appends "_dev" to the database name to avoid confusion. However, when I restore the production backup to the development database, I receive the following error on connection:

2013-03-05 08:07:28 PST ERROR:  cross-database references are not implemented: "cvag.sde.sde_object_ids" at character 21
2013-03-05 08:07:28 PST QUERY:  SELECT base_id FROM cvag.sde.sde_object_ids WHERE id_type = i_id_type FOR UPDATE
2013-03-05 08:07:28 PST CONTEXT:  PL/pgSQL function "sde_get_primary_oid" line 15 at FOR over SELECT rows
2013-03-05 08:07:28 PST STATEMENT:  SELECT cvag_dev.sde.SDE_get_primary_oid ($1,$2) 

Which leads me to believe that one or more functions in the sde schema is defined with database names as a reference and restoring to a database with a different name doesn't work.

I have also tried creating the enterprise geodatabase first and then restoring a backup of the production database that excludes the 'sde' schema. The connection works, but now my 800+ feature classes are not registered with the geodatabase.

Are there any best practices published for working with production and development databases that might help me here?