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Re: Install 8.3.0-1 on Windows XP

From: Vishal Arora <aroravishal22(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: <biggero(at)poczta(dot)onet(dot)pl>, <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Install 8.3.0-1 on Windows XP
Date: 2008-02-18 17:23:45
Message-ID: BLU110-W59C260522646C88ACA5D37A9210@phx.gbl (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
Before starting the DB Server you have to create a Data directory. use the initdb command - 
Create a DATA folder under 8.3 folder , Give proper privileges to Postgres user on the Data folder and then use 
C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\initdb -D "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\data"- Vishal

Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 21:48:04 +0100From: biggero(at)poczta(dot)onet(dot)plTo: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)orgSubject: [ADMIN] Install 8.3.0-1 on Windows XP

Hi,Hope, this is the right mailing list.I installed postgres on Windows XP, as previledged user (so I have access). I did not install it as a service. The database won't start after selecting "Start database" from Start Menu.The output:************C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin>"C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\pg_ctl.exe"  start -D "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\data\"server startingC:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin>postgres cannot access the server configuration file "C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/8.3/data/postgresql.conf": No such file or directory************So I checked, and there is no data directory. How to install version 8.3.0-1 of postgres properly on XP?Regards,Bigg
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