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Re: Where's the Database?

From: "Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: B2D2(at)MaroisApps(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Where's the Database?
Date: 2001-04-17 06:32:11
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"Big Bad Data Daddy" wrote:
  >Hey List;
  >I've been really getting into PostgreSQL attempting to rewrite my current
  >website ( ) with a DB backend.  The site is
  >working on flat text files currently.  My question is for archiving/backing
  >up  and just general knowledge, where are my databases being stored by
  >default.  I've been creating the database logged on a specific user not
  >root.  I'm just curious, I know that I'm supposed to write scripts to create
  >the tables, triggers, indexes, etc and then import my exported data back
  >into the tables if something runs amiss.
Your databases are stored where you told initdb to put them.

When you create a new database it goes in the same directory as all the others;
ownership is not relevant to that, since all the files are owned by the
postgresql administrator login.

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