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Re: how does psql know where to go?

From: Michael Lush <mjlush(at)ebi(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: how does psql know where to go?
Date: 2009-11-06 16:44:32
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Facepalm  I had a postgres session running on clide

sorry to have bothered you


On Fri, 6 Nov 2009, Michael Lush wrote:
> I have two machines bonny and clide which share a NFS disk
> (which contains the postgres binarys)
> bonny is running a postgres database 'testdb' on a local disk
> using the binarys on the NFS disk (/nfs/postgres/).
> If I log into clide and run '/nfs/postgres/bin/psql testdb'
> It connects to postgres on bonny and creates a terminal session.
> How does it know where to connect and how do I stop it?
> I want to run a backup database on clide and don't want any
> confusion as to which database I'm working on!.
> I've stripped out all references to postgres in the enviroment
> and I set listen_addresses = 'localhost' on the database on bonny
> which I would assume would prevent external connections.
> --
> Michael
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