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Data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 8.3

From: "Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 8.3
Date: 2007-07-25 02:05:20
Message-ID: 00b701c7ce60$4136ef50$9b0014ac@wbaus090 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
Hi All,

Just tried to recompile (what I thought!) was the same version of PG that I
already had running, to add in the AdminPack to stop pgAdmin complaining
about it being missing.

After recompiling from source, with the Admin Pack (did it on a devel box
first to make sure I was doing the right thing), I did the following:
1. Shutdown PostgreSQL
2. 'gmake install' the recompiled version (same -prefix = /usr/local/pg-8.2)
3. Restart PostgreSQL

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! The latest version on the website is 8.2.4

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.

I can initialize a new data directory and restore last nights backup, but
I'd rather not have to loose everything that's happened in the last 4 hours.

Any advice on what's going on?


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