On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 15:26 -0400, Gary Webster wrote:
> The best I've found is here:
> but, it doesn't go into setup details.
has a newer version (still not that detailed, but much better)
> I have a few questions/issues, but figure I will attack it piecemeal, in
> chronological order.
> RHCS is handling the fencing.
> I have installed postgres on the local drive of the primary, with pgdata on
> the shared drive.
> I am generally using the EnterpriseDB install package for v9.1.3 .
> So, first, just how to install postgres on the secondary?
Just install the binaries -- don't initdb, and then use the shared disk
as the $PGDATA. RHCS will mount the shared filesystem to only one
server, and that one will use the $PGDATa.
> 1) If I leave it as secondary (non-active), it can't see the shared drive.
> Is this correct/OK ?
It *can* see, but it does not see (or it should not see) and it *cannot*
> If so, it will create its own pgdata locally, which is later ignored?
> 2) Do I make it primary, then point its pgdata to the already existing
> data during install ?!?
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