Many unexpected differences reported for snapshot diff(offline)

Hi,

I am trying yo use the diff tool in order to compare my current DB state to a snapshot I created.
I am using liquibase version 4.3.0 #16 built on windows.
My database is on a remote (linux) server.
I do not have a database named “postgres”, instead I have a database with a different name, and multiple schemas.
The databasechangelog and databasechangeloglock tables are under a schema called “common”.

I used this sequnce of actions:

  1. create the snapshot using this command:
    #liquibase “–url=jdbc:postgresql://10.7.7.15:2020/octdb” --defaultSchemaName=common snapshot > snapshots\snapshot1502145.json

– I can see the snapshot is created, with all the DB objects.

  1. Prepare a new table script using the file dbchangelog.xml.

Generate it using the command:
#liquibase --defaultSchemaName=common update

–Checked both DB and table databasechangelog to make sure the table was indeed created.

  1. Test the diff using the command:
    #liquibase “–url=jdbc:postgresql://10.7.7.15:2020/octopusdb” --username=octopusrepmgr --password=mypassword --defaultSchemaName=common diff “–referenceUrl=offline:postgresql=snapshots\snapshot1502145.json” --diffTypes=tables

However, instead of just getting a report on the one table I created, I get a list of all the tables under this schema as “unexpected”:

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Starting Liquibase at 12:20:15 (version 4.3.0 #16 built at 2021-02-09 15:47+0000)

Diff Results:
Reference Database: null @ offline:postgresql=snapshots\snapshot1502145.json (Default Schema: common)
Comparison Database: srepmgr @ jdbc:postgresql://10.97.7.150:2020/octdb (Default Schema: common)
Compared Schemas: common
Product Name:
Reference: ‘Offline postgresql’
Target: ‘PostgreSQL’
Product Version:
Reference: NULL
Target: ‘11.10’
Missing Table(s): NONE
Unexpected Table(s):
address
address_streets_ref
base_profile
cars
cars1
contact
contact_list

etc…

Why is that happening?
Is there a parameter I am missing?

Thanks,
Tamar

Following the format of the mysql example from snapshot command | Liquibase Docs, I think your reference url should be –referenceUrl=offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1502145.json

Hi,

Tried it, but it gives this error:

Starting Liquibase at 09:43:03 (version 4.3.0 #16 built at 2021-02-09 15:47+0000)
Unexpected error running Liquibase: Cannot parse snapshot offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1702145.json
For more information, please use the --logLevel flag

running it in debud mode shows this on the referenceurl parameter:
[2021-02-21 09:44:01] FINE [liquibase.executor] Executing with the ‘jdbc’ executor
[2021-02-21 09:44:01] FINE [liquibase.executor] 0 row(s) affected
Unexpected error running Liquibase: Cannot parse snapshot offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1702145.json
For more information, please use the --logLevel flag
[2021-02-21 09:44:01] SEVERE [liquibase.integration] Unexpected error running Liquibase: Cannot parse snapshot offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1702145.json
liquibase.exception.DatabaseException: liquibase.exception.UnexpectedLiquibaseException: Cannot parse snapshot offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1702145.json
at liquibase.integration.commandline.CommandLineUtils.createDatabaseObject(CommandLineUtils.java:131)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.createReferenceDatabaseFromCommandParams(Main.java:2050)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.doMigration(Main.java:1484)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main$1.lambda$run$0(Main.java:364)
at liquibase.Scope.lambda$child$0(Scope.java:160)
at liquibase.Scope.child(Scope.java:169)
at liquibase.Scope.child(Scope.java:159)
at liquibase.Scope.child(Scope.java:138)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main$1.run(Main.java:363)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main$1.run(Main.java:193)
at liquibase.Scope.child(Scope.java:169)
at liquibase.Scope.child(Scope.java:145)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.run(Main.java:193)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.main(Main.java:156)
Caused by: liquibase.exception.UnexpectedLiquibaseException: Cannot parse snapshot offline:postgresql?snapshot=snapshots\snapshot1702145.json
at liquibase.database.OfflineConnection.(OfflineConnection.java:111)
at liquibase.database.DatabaseFactory.openConnection(DatabaseFactory.java:186)
at liquibase.database.DatabaseFactory.openConnection(DatabaseFactory.java:175)
at liquibase.database.DatabaseFactory.openDatabase(DatabaseFactory.java:140)
at liquibase.integration.commandline.CommandLineUtils.createDatabaseObject(CommandLineUtils.java:96)
… 13 more
Caused by: liquibase.exception.LiquibaseParseException: Syntax error in json: expected ‘’, but found ‘’
in ‘reader’, line 18, column 1:
Starting Liquibase at 14:43:48 ( …
^

    at liquibase.parser.core.yaml.YamlSnapshotParser.getParsedYamlFromInputStream(YamlSnapshotParser.java:75)
    at liquibase.parser.core.yaml.YamlSnapshotParser.parse(YamlSnapshotParser.java:34)
    at liquibase.database.OfflineConnection.<init>(OfflineConnection.java:101)
    ... 17 more

Caused by: expected ‘’, but found ‘’
in ‘reader’, line 18, column 1:
Starting Liquibase at 14:43:48 ( …
^

    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl$ParseDocumentStart.produce(ParserImpl.java:225)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.peekEvent(ParserImpl.java:158)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.checkEvent(ParserImpl.java:148)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.getSingleNode(Composer.java:122)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.constructor.BaseConstructor.getSingleData(BaseConstructor.java:150)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.loadFromReader(Yaml.java:490)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.load(Yaml.java:442)
    at liquibase.parser.core.yaml.YamlSnapshotParser.getParsedYamlFromInputStream(YamlSnapshotParser.java:73)
    ... 19 more

Thanks,
Tamar