I am trying to create a ‘backup’ of the OSM database. The only way i managed to do it was using osm2pgsql and creating what seems to be a slightly compressed database of the map.
My question is: is there another way to import the OSM database without using osm2pgsql?(this way I won’t have to use PostgreSQL, or so i think ). Can I import the original database of the map(in its current state)? I don’t need the database of the whole map, I need it only for a region of interest(a city, a district etc).
What i want to do is to create an augumented/extended digital map. For this i have to take the existing database and modify it to fit my needs. I will try with osmosis and see what results i get. The databse that i will be using must run on a localhost(for now), not on a server. The application that i will build will be installed on a computer that will be the host for the databse and also the user of the created database. For now i am not interested in rendering the map. I simply want to copy the database and try to add new information.