The problem was that! I reinstalled the OS using the 64bit version and
copied the postgres data dir and it worked!
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Márcio Aguiar Ribeiro
> Thanks for the fast response!
> The hardware was the same of the previous, but I'm not sure about
> Ubuntu version.
> As I got the whole old server backup, I know that the Postgres version
> is 8.2 by looking at the PGVERSION file. Not sure if it is 8.2.5, but
> I imagined that it wouldn't make much difference.
> I installed the postgres via apt-get, and the installation structure
> was the same of the previous one. I even tried to copy the whole
> Postgres installation from the backup, but when I try to start the
> server with the postgres command, I receive an error from the OS
> saying it was impossible to execute the binaries. Now I'm thinking
> that a 64bit version was installed.
> I'll try to investigate this a little further and keep up with you.
> Thanks for the help!
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > Shane Ambler <pgsql(at)Sheeky(dot)Biz> writes:
> > > Márcio Aguiar Ribeiro wrote:
> > >> "FATAL: database files are incompatible with server
> > >> The database cluster was initialized with MAXALIGN 0, but the server
> > >> waas compiled with MAXALIGN 4." (translated from my language to
> > >> english by me)
> > > My first guess is that the new postgresql binaries are 64 bit but the
> > > old install was 32 bit. (I don't actually know the conditions for the
> > > MAXALIGN value)
> > That's what I'm guessing too; see the previous report here:
> > http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-admin/2007-12/msg00254.php
> > http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-admin/2008-01/msg00023.php
> > The symptoms are a bit different (eg, large value instead of zero
> > for MAXALIGN) but that's not too surprising considering that 8.1
> > and 8.2 have different sets of fields in pg_control.
> > You'll need to get binaries that matched your originals and then
> > reinstall the database from your backup.
> > regards, tom lane
> Marcio Aguiar Ribeiro
Marcio Aguiar Ribeiro
Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil
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