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Re: Regaining superuser access

From: Bernt Drange <badrange(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Regaining superuser access
Date: 2008-09-19 08:26:44
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On Sep 18, 7:03 pm, alvhe(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)commandprompt(dot)com (Alvaro Herrera) wrote:
> Bernt Drange escribió:
> > After a lot of fiddling with being able to enter single user mode on a
> > windows machine (I had to figure out how to run the command line as
> > the correct user, then for some reason -D didn't work, but SET
> > PGDATA=xxx worked), I finally managed to fix my problem.
> Hmm, the -D thing not working should probably be studied -- perhaps
> we're missing escaping something somewhere.  Does the PGDATA path
> contain spaces or weird chars?

From memory the path was something like: F:\Postgresql Database\data.
I quoted it with double quotes. Without -D postgres.exe complained
about not finding the data path, with it postgres.exe complained about
not finding the config file, stating that it looked in (from memory
vague) F:\Postgresql Database\data\postgres\somethingmore. Adding the
--config-file parameter didn't help.

Is this enough information for you to start digging a bit more? If
not, I might find the exact messages, but I'm reluctant to do it on
this production database..


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