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Re: pgadmin3: can't locate server: what am I doing wrong?

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Fred Parkinson <FredP(at)abag(dot)ca(dot)gov>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgadmin3: can't locate server: what am I doing wrong?
Date: 2010-12-13 16:32:05
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Le 13/12/2010 17:20, Fred Parkinson a écrit :
> I am a longtime user of postgersql, using it as a backend and using odbc to connect and it has been an amazingly stable and useful database manager.
> Now, a longtime Windows user (disgruntled) I am trying to set up a development platform on a local Suse Linux box which includes a local install of postgresql.
> Last week I successfully installed postgersql and created a database, but today pgadmin3 doesn't seem to find it!
> Using the unix ps command I see there are postgre processes running, so the server is up.
> Logged in as user postgre and invoking pgadmin3, 'Server Groups' is empty.
> logged in as user root and 'server groups' is empty.
> logged in as fredrated and the server is there.
> Can someone explain what this means?  Why is the server only visible to this user?

Because only this user has configured access to this server. pgAdmin can
sometimes auto-detect local servers, but you shouldn't rely on this.
Usually, you should add them yourself to pgAdmin (first button on the


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