RE: Re: BUG #15769: The database cluster intialisation failed.

From: Nick Anderson <nicholas(dot)anderson(at)zurichna(dot)com>
To: Tomas Vondra <tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, "pgsql-bugs(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-bugs(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: RE: Re: BUG #15769: The database cluster intialisation failed.
Date: 2019-04-18 13:38:18
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In case you did not receive the attachment on my reply I pasted code below for the error section from the end of the bitrock_installer.log file. Please advise.

The database cluster will be initialized with locale "English_United States.1252".
The default text search configuration will be set to "english".

Data page checksums are disabled.

fixing permissions on existing directory C:/PostgreSQLdata ... ok
creating subdirectories ... ok
selecting default max_connections ... 10
selecting default shared_buffers ... 400kB
selecting dynamic shared memory implementation ... windows
creating configuration files ... ok
running bootstrap script ... initdb: could not execute command ""C:/PostgreSQL/bin/postgres.exe" --boot -x1 -F ": No error
initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/PostgreSQLdata"

Called Die(Failed to initialise the database cluster with initdb)...
Failed to initialise the database cluster with initdb

Script stderr:
Program ended with an error exit code

Error running cscript //NoLogo "C:\PostgreSQL/installer/server/initcluster.vbs" "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService" "postgres" "****" "C:\PostgreSQL" "C:\PostgreSQLdata" 5432 "DEFAULT" 0: Program ended with an error exit code


Nick Anderson
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Email: nicholas(dot)anderson(at)zurichna(dot)com

-----Original Message-----
From: Tomas Vondra <tomas(dot)vondra(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:57 AM
To: Nick Anderson <nicholas(dot)anderson(at)zurichna(dot)com>; pgsql-bugs(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: BUG #15769: The database cluster intialisation failed.

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 02:32:19PM +0000, PG Bug reporting form wrote:
>The following bug has been logged on the website:
>Bug reference: 15769
>Logged by: Nick Anderson
>Email address: nicholas(dot)anderson(at)zurichna(dot)com
>PostgreSQL version: 9.6.5
>Operating system: Windows Server 2012 R2
>When trying to install PostgreSQL 9.6.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 an
>error displays that says "Problem running post-install step.
>Installation may not complete correctly. The database cluster initialization failed."

There's not much we can do without additional info - we don't know what exactly failed and why. Try digging in the windows system log, for example. I believe there should be a log file from the installer in %TEMP% so maybe there's more info in it.


Tomas Vondra
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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