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Re: rename a cluster

From: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
To: "Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists)" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: rename a cluster
Date: 2007-02-15 18:31:40
Message-ID: 20070215183140.GA22753@cns.vt.edu (view raw or flat)
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Many thx.  It that in the doc?  


On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:21:05PM +0000, Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists) wrote:
> The cluster's "name" is only the file-system's directory path.
> 
> You can easily rename this directory, as long as you pass the relevant 
> directory name to pg_ctl's -D parameter (which tells PostgreSQL which 
> database "cluster" to use.)
> 
> It goes without saying, don't move the directory while PostgreSQL is 
> running.
> 
> 
> Ray Stell wrote:
> >On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:36:23PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >  
> >>Ray Stell wrote:
> >>    
> >>>Is there a method to rename a cluster?
> >>>      
> >>Clusters don't have names in the first place.
> >>    
> >
> >So, from 16.2 "Creating a Database Cluster"
> >
> >"...you must initialize a database storage area on disk.
> >We call this a database cluster."
> >
> >then, directory = cluster, no?
> >
> >What I was trying to get at is, is mv of the dir ok or
> >is there something else that needs to be considered?  Thx.
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