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Re: Installing PostgreSQL

From: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)uiuc(dot)edu>
To: "Richard Huxton" <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installing PostgreSQL
Date: 2007-08-23 17:37:51
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I was able to prove that it works.  Thanks for your time.

Lance Campbell
Project Manager/Software Architect
Web Services at Public Affairs
University of Illinois

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Huxton [mailto:dev(at)archonet(dot)com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:26 PM
To: Campbell, Lance
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Installing PostgreSQL

Campbell, Lance wrote:
> Richard,
> So what you are saying is that if you install PostgeSQL into a data
> directory /abc/data you could then stop the database, move the files
> into /def/data, and then start the database making sure to point to
> new data directory.  PostgreSQL is therefore referencing its files
> relative to the "data" directory the files are in.
> Is this a correct observation?

Yes - provided:
1. Ownership and permissions on the destination directory are correct
2. You remember to stop the server when copying

   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd

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