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Re: postgres win32 in FAT32

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: Albi Rebmann <albi(at)life(dot)de>, pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgres win32 in FAT32
Date: 2004-10-07 14:15:11
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Magnus Hagander wrote:

>>is it possible to install postgres win version on fat32?
>>On 8.0 beta2 it told me I can only install it on ntfs. Thats 
>>fine for a server and no problem. But to give it to normal 
>>users it is bad. Cause many will have fat32 and not be able 
>>to change partition to ntfs.
>>Any help and info is welcome.
>You can do it, though you are strongly advised not to do it. Features
>like tablespace will not work on FAT, and data integrity cannot be
>guaranteed in case of a crash.
>The installer will not let you initdb on it. You can, however, install
>without initdb:ing and then run initdb manually. Or you can install from
>source. IIRC.

Also, AFAIK every windows system we support has NTFS. We don't at all 
support the older "consumer" systems that were FAT or FAT32 only, like 
W95, W98 and WMe, nor do we support NT < 4/SP3 IIRC.



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