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Re: Running Postgres on CD - With Win32

From: Peter Childs <peterachilds(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Running Postgres on CD - With Win32
Date: 2005-12-31 14:27:26
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If all you want is a client you should just be able to write it and it will
connect to the server and work. The client does not need to write just the

Peter Childs

On 29/12/05, Dennis Wagner <dennis(at)dennis-wagner(dot)info> wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> I was using Postgres for quite some time now without any problems. Now
> I'm facing some new challenge: Create a Read-Only Client out of a given
> Application and put it on CD/DVD. As the Application uses a
> PostgreSQL-DB (running on a FreeBSD-Server) I would like to at least
> keep the DB-Interface and use Postgres. The client-app, unfortunatly, is
> written for the .NET-Platform and doesn't run under mono (yet). So the
> CD would need to be run under Windows for the moment. I found some
> Threads discussion using a Knoppix-like approach to get Postgres running
> on a read-only medium but they were all concentrationg on linux. As far
> as I understand there is no way of turning WAL completely off (which
> would be ok for a CD-version as false writes cannot occur und thus
> cannot destroy the db-content). So then there are two possibilities:
> Send all writes to log-files to nirvana (like the good old BOFH used to
> do) or into a memdrive. Has anybody accomplished the task to run
> PostgreSQL from CD (even on Linux) and is willing to contribute some of
> his/her experiences?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> ...Dennis
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