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Re: Postgresql 8.0.3, symbolic link to /var/lib/pgsql/data/base

From: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
To: Jeffrey Tenny <jeffrey(dot)tenny(at)comcast(dot)net>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgresql 8.0.3, symbolic link to /var/lib/pgsql/data/base
Date: 2005-09-29 01:42:22
Message-ID: 433B467E.8010204@travelamericas.com (view raw or flat)
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Jeffrey Tenny wrote:

> Anjan Dave wrote:
>
>> Why don't you copy/move the entire data directory (minus pg_xlog if 
>> you are separating them)
>
>
> I tried that too, and then postmaster wouldn't even start.  I don't 
> remember if it was a permission error or if it was complaining it 
> couldn't find the configuration files.
>
> I suspect whatever symlink problems are manifesting in just moving 
> 'base' also apply to moving 'data'.


Check the file ownerships.  Maybe a chown -R postgres /home/postgres 
might be in order...

Also, if you are using SE-Linux, this can make things interesting...

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
Metatron Technology Consulting

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