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Re: Add a new disk to data directory

From: Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle(at)freenet(dot)de>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Add a new disk to data directory
Date: 2005-07-27 16:57:45
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Am 2005-07-27 12:03:55, schrieb jose fuenmayor:
> Hi all,
> I need to add a new disk to the data directory of postrgreSql ( the
> one i ve got is running out of space), how can i do that?, i have
> postgreSql 8.0.3 on a Mandrake Linux 10.1 machine (hp proliant ml350
> g3)
> Do I have to use LVM (Logical Volume Manager)?

I think, using LVM on a database is very risky.

> Is there any workaround in postgreSQL?

I have changed the whole disk to a 3Ware Raid-5 SATA with
4 and/or 8 Harddisks.  This will save your nerves.

Please note, that if you stop the pgsql and flush the
diskcache you can copy the pgsql-data-dir to the new location.

> I will apreciate any help you people could give me.
> All yours
> Ing.Jose A Fuenmayor Nava.


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