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Ensuring a complete uninstallation of PostgreSQL after a botched instal Windows)l

I recently attempted to install PostgreSQL on a Windows XP SP3 machine using the EnterpriseDB installer. The installation was not successful, probably because I did not remember to turn off my ...
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How to install hstore in Postgresql on Mac OSX?

I'm trying to install hstore in Postgres on Mac OSX 10.9, but I'm having major troubles with it. First I had some trouble getting psql to work after installing postgresql using brew, so I finally ...
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Change how PSQL shows queries

This is a minor issue, but it's driving me nuts. Anyways, on some of my servers I'm running PostgreSQL 8.4. When using PSQL (also 8.4), queries are shown with a less-like interface, which I'm quite ...
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Too Much Swapping, even though RAM is ~75% Empty

I have a VPS with 9GB RAM, 300GB HDD, 3 GB Swap, 7 Cores. The OS is CentOS 5.7 Final. I have postgres9.0 running on my machine, with proper tuning done (at least by book/wiki of PostgreSQL). What ...
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How can I create a database in PostgreSQL on Windows 7?

I use Windows 7 on my own home computer. I have installed PostgreSQL and now I would like to create an database. I tried with createdb mydatabase but I got this error message: createdb: could not ...
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How to start only one version of postgresql database, in this case 9.1?

I have installed postgresql 8.4 and 9.1 on same ubuntu machine and I want to try to run only 9.1 and 8.4 to stay off. When I run /etc/init.d/postgresql start it starts both. How to start only one ...
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Install postgres without apt-get

I have access to a machine on a scientific hpc, and I'm setting up an environemnt to create a web application, made up basically of TOMCAT and postgresql. I cannot use another web server. The OS is ...
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Unable to get Postgresql commands to work in terminal

After installing Postgresql by dragging folder into my applications folder I am unable to get commands to work in the terminal and unable to add the path so that is shows up using the command $ echo ...
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How do I execute/run a .sql file in PostgreSQL 9.2.6 + CentOs

I would like to know how to execute a .sql file in PostgreSQL. I'm using CentOs 6.4. I have created a database and just need to run a script given to me to create tables. Thanking you in advance.
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Install postgresql 9.3 on ubuntu 12.04

I am attempting to install PG 9.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 ---- Begin output of apt-get -q -y install postgresql-client-9.3=9.3~beta1-1.pgdg12.4+2 ---- STDOUT: Reading package lists... Building dependency ...
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How do I connect to a PostgreSQL server using LibreOffice Base?

I'm running into errors when I try to connect to a PostgreSQL server on the local machine using LibreOffice Base 3.5 (this applies to LibreOffice 4 as well): The following syntax ...
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Upgrade directly from PostgreSQL 9.1 to 9.3

Can I upgrade directly from PostgreSQL 9.1 to 9.3? Or should I upgrade to 9.2 first? I'm using Windows 8 and am planning on using pg_ugrade(); I tried to do this and pg_upgrade() froze on me. No ...
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2 instances of postgresql but I really need one

I happen to have 2 installed instances of postgresql at my machine: 9.1 and 9.2: sudo service postgresql status 9.1/main (port 5432): down 9.2/main (port 5433): down They are located at ...
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Connection to postgresql inside Virtualbox via portforwarding fails

I have a postgresql server inside a virtualbox created by vagrant. I have also set up a portforwarding from 5432 inside the box to 15432 on the host system via the Vagrant file. When connecting via ...
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Why does `psql --file` misinterpret tilde?

Earlier I used pg_dump to create a database backup in my home directory called book_dump.sql. I want to restore the backup to an empty database called book. To restore the backup, I tried this ...
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How to increase IO for operation “SELECT”?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC (64 bit). It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk /dev/sda. There is postgresql-9.1 (amd64) on the Ubuntu ...
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How to calculate max_connections for PostgreSQL and default_pool_size for pgbouncer?

Is there a rule or something I can use to calculate a good number for max_connections, default_pool_size and max_client_conn? The defaults are odd. PostgreSQL defaults to max_connections=100 while ...
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Running a test database on RAM disk

Is it possible to create and start a Postgresql server as an unprivileged user with data directory owned by the same user? I want to run tests and create a test database for it, the data files being ...
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Installing Unity Asset Server on Debian has problems with postgresql

I used to have Debian Lenny (non-VPS, dedicated hosting) and Unity Asset Server (Unity3D's version control) was running smoothly. But recently I moved to Debian Squeeze (running on VPS) and I can't ...
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How come the shell for my Mac can't find the postgresql command?

I just installed PostGreSQL on my Mac. I'm sure of that since I can open up the pqsl shell just fine via clicking on However, when I try calling postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data in terminal to ...
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NOQUEUE: reject: Relay access denied

I recently setup a mail server following the instructions on linode.com (https://library.linode.com/email/postfix/postfix2.9.6-dovecot2.0.19-mysql) except I am using postgreSQL instead of mySQL. ...
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Postgres DB table recovery

I was using PG Admin and modifying a table in my DB. I was actually adding two fields. Once done, I hit the OK button and PG Admin hung up. I think this is the first time. Now I cannot open that ...
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Postfix: change recipient_delimiter with virtual_mailboxes

I have an email setup using Postfix, Dovecot, PostgreSQL. I am trying to change the recipient_delimiter to be - (dash) instead of + (plus) but the address are being rejected. In order to get the + ...
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Some tricky configurations in postgreSQL

I'm trying to set up some security configurations over my server, but I've checked file postgresql.conf and I just managed to change the IP it listens to. What I am looking to do is the following: ...
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Calling the psql command without selecting any database

The syntax of the psql command line client is psql [option...] [dbname [username]] I am passing the command ALTER DATABASE x RENAME to y to this command: echo `ALTER DATABASE x RENAME to y` | psql ...
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heredoc prompts not passed in

I'm trying to automate the creation of a PostgreSQL user with a bash script. I'm specifying the initial password as prompted by the "createuser" command, and I'd like to do it in bash, which I think ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after installing postgresql

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new machine and everything works fine. However, when I install postgresql and shut down the computer, when I log back in, there's no graphical login screen. The ...
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Are PostgreSQL's database files binary compatible between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?

Assuming 64-bit OS editions on each and only one copy of PostgreSQL running at a time, can I host my PostgreSQL database files in Dropbox and expect binary compatibility on all three platforms? I've ...
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Postgres configuration

I'm installing PosgreSQL 9.0 over FreeBSD 8.1. In MySQL I have to change the root SQL user's password, here how can I do? And how can I add other SQL users? Thanks.
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PhpPgAdmin: Edit contents

How can I edit the contents of a table in phpPgAdmin without using SQL? Or is there an alternative tool that allows me to edit datasets?
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Model for Cooperation in a class? [closed]

Assume you have six classes of students with low level of computer skills. They use Gmail inboxes to store old exam questions, notes and tips. Dropbox and Google Drive too, since Gmail inboxes get ...
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How to configure bi-directional replication on a single table in symmetricDS?

I have installed and configured the database replication software from http://www.symmetricds.org/ on the client and the server. I have followed the directions to setup the example replication, and ...
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Exception while configuring symmetricDS with postgresql on Linux

SymmetricDS is a java tool which can replicate databases and tables across an intermittent internet connection. I am having trouble configuring it to work with postgresql. I am doing this piece of ...
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Failing to setup postgres on raspberry pi

I installed postgresql on my raspberry pi. then, i try to access it and I get: pi@raspbmc:~$ psql psql: FATAL: role "pi" does not exist pi@raspbmc:~$ psql -U postgres psql: FATAL: Peer ...
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How display result of multi select in PgAdmin III?

select 1 as a,4 as b, 5 as c; select 1 as a,3 as b; Result display only of `select 1 as a,3 as b; How display result of multi select in PgAdmin III?`
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PostgresSQL giving blank screen on installation on Windows 64 bit

I downloaded postgresql-9.2.4-1-windows-x64. When I ran the exe it just gave me a blank screen. I tried "run as admin" but still the same result. I even uninstalled my anti-virus (Security ...
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Linux equivalent to Windows error code 3010?

I am fairly new to error codes and was trying to figure out an equivalent error code to Window's error code 3010 which states that an installation succeeded but requires a reboot. I tried looking ...
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Why does PgAdmin III give warning that PgAdmin.exe has disappeared from C drive?

So I'm currently working with PostgreSQL, PostGIS, p-mapper, and QuantumGIS to build a web-mapping system. And earlier this morning, I opened PgAdmin III just to check on my database, no editing, no ...
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COmmunication between windows host and centos guest through vbox [closed]

I am trying to access the db which is there on my windows 7 machine through centos mounted on oracle virtual box. I am using python as the language, using Django. I have made the following changes ...
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Postgresql on linux ami

I'm a newbie to aws and postgresql I've launch an instance with quick wizard of linux ami 2013.03.01 It says that the instance include a repository access to postgresql - I thought that means that ...
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redirect output from rpm -Uvh postgresql91-*.rpm

I have a bash script to install postgresql part of the script contains this command rpm -Uvh postgresql91-*.rpm i need to direct ALL the output generated by this rpm command into a log file FROM ...
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How to manually install PostgreSql on Redhat

I have to install PostgreSql onto Redhat. I cannot use YUM. I have downloaded these rpm's postgresql91-9.1.9-1PGDG.rhel5.x86_64.rpm postgresql91-contrib-9.1.9-1PGDG.rhel5.x86_64.rpm ...
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How do I install PostgreSQL 9.1.4 on RHEL 5?

I specifically need version 9.1.4 --- unfortunately there are no ifs, ands, or buts. It's not my decision. I have downloaded the .run file available from PostgreSQL's SourceForge listing, but I can't ...
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Could not open log file “pg_log/postgresql-Sun.log”: No such file or directory

After installing postgresql on fedora 17 using the yum package manager. When I try to start it I get the error message. [vagrant@example ~]$ sudo /sbin/service postgresql status Redirecting to ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2.4 (Windows 7) - Service won't start, “could not load pg_hba.conf”

I am trying to get Postgres 9.2.4 to run as a service on Windows 7. After installing postgres, the service was running fine. However, after setting postgres up as a server for another program, the ...
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Difference between `/var/lib/pgsql/9.1/data/pg_hba.conf` and `/var/lib/pgsql/pg_hba.conf`

From http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/auth-pg-hba-conf.html, it says: A default pg_hba.conf file is installed when the data directory is initialized by initdb. I would assume when ...
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Difference between `/sbin/service postgresql-9.1 start` and `/etc/init.d/postgresql-9.1 start`

I have seen two ways to start a postgresql server: /sbin/service postgresql-9.1 start /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.1 start Could anyone explain the difference between these two? Or there's no ...
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installing redis server on an ec2 instance where postgres is installed

I have an ec2 microinstance. I have installed only my postgressql database server over there. I want to try redis for celery backend and also for some realtime value storing. I am expecting as of ...
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Data Source not found in Excel (Data/From other sources/From MS Query) connecting to PostgreSQL

I set up an ODBC connection to a datamart with c:\windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe. I set up my Data Sources in the System DSN tab using the PostgreSQL ANSI driver. When I go into Excel bring in the ...
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apt-get fails at everything in Ubuntu due to postgresql error - how to fix?

I've got a server with zoneminder, mysql, ffserver and some ffmpeg instances running on it, but for some reason everything seems to be tied to PostgreSQL. I noticed an error when loading the ...