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Re: rename a cluster

From: "Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists)" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: rename a cluster
Date: 2007-02-15 18:21:05
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The cluster's "name" is only the file-system's directory path.

You can easily rename this directory, as long as you pass the relevant 
directory name to pg_ctl's -D parameter (which tells PostgreSQL which 
database "cluster" to use.)

It goes without saying, don't move the directory while PostgreSQL is 

Ray Stell wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:36:23PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> Ray Stell wrote:
>>> Is there a method to rename a cluster?
>> Clusters don't have names in the first place.
> So, from 16.2 "Creating a Database Cluster"
> " must initialize a database storage area on disk.
> We call this a database cluster."
> then, directory = cluster, no?
> What I was trying to get at is, is mv of the dir ok or
> is there something else that needs to be considered?  Thx.
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