SymmetricDS is using escape syntax in the SQL by writing the letter E before the string and using special backslash characters. This escape syntax does not work on versions of PostgreSQL before 8.2. On early versions, the user gets the error:
org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: ERROR: type "e" does not exist
Add support for PostgreSQL 8.0, either by using a different escape syntax (see dollar quoted strings) or by using a separate dialect.