--- Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > Iain wrote:
> >> Is there a "standard" directory that people tend to use for this,
> >> such as /var/local/pgsql/ ?
> > According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, program data should
> > under /var/lib/<packagename>. Indeed, many binary distributions
> > some variant of that as data directory location.
> The RPM distributions of PG use /var/lib/pgsql/data as the standard
> PGDATA value. I'm not sure what Debian does but I think it might be
> different. Also there has been some talk of including the major
> release number (7.4, 8.0, etc) in the standard PGDATA value, to ease
> migration across server versions by allowing different versions to be
> installed concurrently.
Oh, this would be excellent! The fear of dealing with 2 different
versions and the fear of overwriting something by mistake is what's
keeping me from upgrading my PG installation.
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