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Re: COPY command and required file permissions

From: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Harold A(dot) Giménez Ch(dot) <harold(dot)gimenez(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "sql pgsql" <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: COPY command and required file permissions
Date: 2008-06-12 14:28:34
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2008/6/12 Harold A. Giménez Ch. <harold(dot)gimenez(at)gmail(dot)com>:
> Hi all,
> In migrating an application from sql server to Postgres, I created a ruby
> script that extracts csv files from sql server (from a windows box), then
> SCPs them into a directory (/home/ruby_process) on the server running
> Postgres (a Fedora core 8) and finally runs the Postgres COPY command for
> each of the csv files.
> When the script runs the COPY commnand, I get the following error (for the
> genders table):
> ERROR    C42501  M could not open file "/home/ruby_process/genders.csv" for
> reading: Permission denied     Fcopy.c L1694   RCopyFrom (RuntimeError)

> My question is, what are the set of permissions required to perform a
> postgres copy?

user postgres has to have access for read.

Pavel Stehule

> I've set the permissions on the directory so that the postgres group owns
> the directory and has read and execute permissions, as follows:
> drwxrwxr-x 3 ruby_process postgres
> I have also tried moving the files to /tmp and performing the copy from
> there, unsuccesfuly.
> Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks,
> -Harold

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