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Re: Data directory destroyed

From: "Brett W(dot) McCoy" <bmccoy(at)chapelperilous(dot)net>
To: Leandro Fanzone <leandro(at)hasar(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Data directory destroyed
Date: 2001-01-23 14:18:20
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0101230916430.27977-100000@chapelperilous.net (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Leandro Fanzone wrote:

> Due to a problem with the filesystem, my "data" directory was thrashed.
> I had to remove it completely. Now the postmaster doesn't start. How do
> I recreate the data directory? I have the dumps for psql to create the
> databases, but I need postmaster running. What can I do?
> Thank you in advance.

Create the directory by hand (like $PGHOME/data), then re-run initdb with
that path (if $PGDATA is set for that directory, it will use that for the
path).  Then you should be able to start postmaster and reload your dump.

-- Brett
                                     http://www.chapelperilous.net/~bmccoy/
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