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Re: Data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 8.3

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 8.3
Date: 2007-07-25 02:39:28
Message-ID: 29550.1185331168@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> Now PostgreSQL complains at me with the following error:
> 2007-07-25 11:52:05 EST @ []DETAIL:  The data directory was initialized by
> PostgreSQL version 8.3, which is not compatible with this version 8.2.4.

> As far as I'm aware, 8.3 doesn't exist!

You seem to have pulled a development snapshot from someplace ...

> I'm assuming the problem is because the PG_VERSION file in the data
> directory says 8.3, so I'm making a copy of the directory, changing that to
> 8.2 and see if it will start with that.

There is exactly 0 chance that that will work.  The PG_VERSION test is
there to save you from worse and more obscure failures involving
incompatible system catalog layouts.

			regards, tom lane

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