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Re: Installing Postgres

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)uiuc(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installing Postgres
Date: 2007-08-23 16:48:04
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Campbell, Lance wrote:
> OS: redhat linux
> Version of PostgreSQL: 8.2.4
> I had a group that now manages our server set up a directory/partition
> for us to put postgreSQL into.  The directory is called pgsql_data.  The
> directory is more than a regular directory.  It contains a subdirectory
> called "lost+found".  I would assume this is a logical partition.  I
> tried installing postgreSQL directly into this directory but it failed
> since there is a file in this directory, "lost+found".  Is there a way
> around this?  Worst case scenario I will create a subdirectory called
> data and put the install in there.  I would have preferred to put it

It is probably an ownership issue. If this is linux the mount is
probably owned by root. Create a sub directory in pgsql_data that is
owned by postgres called pgsql and install it in there.


Joshua D. Drake

> directly into the pgsql_data.  There would be no other files that would
> have gone into the directory/partition other than postgreSQL.  Would it
> be possible for me to install postgreSQL into a sub directory of
> pgsql_data and then move the files up a directory into pgsql_data?

> Thanks,
> Lance Campbell
> Project Manager/Software Architect
> Web Services at Public Affairs
> University of Illinois
> 217.333.0382

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