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Error while trying to start Postgres installed via Homebrew: Operation not permitted

I have recently installed Postgres on my Mac via Homebrew. (I may have already had it installed it was not running) brew install postgres ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ...
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Making a pgAdmin connection to PostgreSQL running on VirtualBox

I have a CentOS 6.5 development server that I installed postgresql on. It runs fine and I can connect to it from my computer using pgAdmin all works perfectly. I recently created a backup of this ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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dd fails in postgres backup from one server to another

I've got a server which is running out of space. Unfortunately it doesn't even have enough space anymore to backup a postgres database I've got running on it. So I now want to backup the running ...
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How to change root password for PostgreSql phpPgAdmin?

What is the simplest way to change root password for PostgreSql phpPgAdmin ?
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Oracle11g localhost:1158/em not connect

In my Windows 7 professional edition, I installed Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 which is downloaded from Oracle.com. The SID is 'orcl', username is 'system'. When I attempt connect to ...
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Terminal highlighting and auto complete

Do you know some plugin for highlighting and autocomplete in postgreSQL terminal?
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Setting up postgresql server connection with pgadmin3 fails with Exception

I have installed postgresql database on Fedora 17. When I create a new server connection through pgadmin3, I get this Error in a popup window: postgresql The server doesn't accept the current ...
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How can I remove Postgres completely from my Mac?

I have been experiencing spooky behavior with Postgres after using the Mac installer for Postgres. There seems to be an existing half-baked Postgres installation that was already there and remains ...
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If pg_dump with -o is enough?

Postgres says using pg_dump with -o switch keeps the OIDs of each row and it is useful for those applications that count on OIDs. I have a may be trivial question. Does it mean if we get dump by -o, ...
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How to know when Postgresql password is changed [migrated]

My question is how to know the date when a postgresql user password is changed. Is it possible? I know postgresql has account expiry feature, but I'm asked to check if users have changed their ...
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Error installing postgres on Windows 8

I am using a Windows 8 laptop as my dev server. I am trying to install postgres on my laptop, but I get the following error: Problem running post-install step. Installation may not complete ...
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How to recompile the PHP with --with-pgsql

I have installed the postgresql, php and apache to Amazon Linux AMI. Now I want to use the phpPgAdmin, it prompts "Your PHP installation does not support PostgreSQL. You need to recompile PHP using ...
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Unable to Import Postgresql Database into Amazon AWS Database

I have a Postgresql 9.3 database locally which needs to be 'restored' to an Amazon AWS database. I am able to restore this database to various local Postgresql servers but on Amazon, using pgAdminIII ...
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Cannot start PostgreSQL: postgresql-upgrade is missing

Yesterday I upgraded my Fedora from 19 to 20. And now I cannot start PostgreSQL because of old database format. The steps are: 1. # systemctl start postgresql Job for postgresql.service failed. See ...
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Postgres won't start after restore point

i'm having a problem with postgresql. Everything was working fine until my computer crashed and windows did a restore checkpoint thing. After that it was a nightmare. Normally I would start postgresql ...
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PostGreSQL DB - phpPgAdmin using XAMPP

I have installed PostgreSQL Database in Linux server system. XAMPP is installed on my local system. I have followed the steps in install phpPgAdmin . But I still could not access the phpPgAdmin page ...
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How to keep connection alive in pgAdmin

In pgAdmin, if I'm connecting to a host and leave it idle for a few minutes, the connection drops, and I have to reconnect again. On many occasions pgAdmin also hangs when I try to reconnect, so I ...
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Homebrew postgres won't start after uninstall, reinstall and reboot

I uninstalled and reinstalled postgresql via homebrew. It worked fine until I restarted my computer. Now I'm trying to run my tests and they're blowing up. I'm looking at the current processes and I ...
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Failing to start Postgres SQL Server on Centos

I just followed this tutorial: http://www.unixmen.com/postgresql-9-4-released-install-centos-7/ But I can't start my postgres sserver on my centOS 6.5 machine. Here's the error: [root@vm5 ~]# ...
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Cannot connect to Postgres 9.3 outside of network

I'm trying to remotely connect to my postgresql database. I can connect remotely within my network but when i try to access it from outside the network I receive the error: Could not connect to ...
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Why is Postgres sending network traffic on OSx

I was looking through my Activity Monitor seeing if there was anything running that was hogging my network and noticed that Postgres has the largest amount of bytes sent. Now the numbers aren't ...
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command. sudo su - postgres Once I do this I am now working as ...
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How do I pipe 7za output directly to psql?

I have a Postgres database dump in a .7z archive. I can extract it and import it with: 7za e dump.7z dump psql -h localhost db_name < dump but I'm just running out of disk space. What is the ...
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SquirrelSQL does not display schema owned by another user (Postgres)

I've noticed that SquirrelSQL (v3.6) does not display schemas in a Postgres (v9.2) database if it is owned by another user, even if I'm connected to the database on superuser. When I do alter schema ...
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database statistics and reporting with or without parsing of built in logs

I prefer a generic statistical utility / plugin / application, but don't limit myself as specific might do well too. I want to see a way by which I can see query statistics for ALL queries. e.g ...
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Rails Server Not Serving Correctly

Having some issues actually serving my rails app, the server seems to run fine, and I'm incurring no permission errors, or even port bound already errors, nothing at all, but yet the app does not ...
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Simplest import of pipe-delimited text w/header to PostgreSQL

I am trying to create a database with several tables. One of the tables is intended to hold about 1.3 million rows of data from the U.S. Economic Census. The data is in a pipe-delimited text file. ...
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Connect to PgSQL, DROP existent DB, recreate it using CREATE and run some queries alone and from files using Bash script

I need some advice creating a script for help me with repetitive task I do all the time on a development environment. I've a PostgreSQL server and since I'm developing a web application I need to ...
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“FATAL: lock file ”postmaster.pid“ already exists”

I just reinstalled postgres via brew install postgres I ran initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8 but got this: The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "atal421". This ...
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How do I install the Postgres command-line client (psql) on OS X using MacPorts?

I'm trying to install the Posgtres command-line client (typically psql on Linux). I've got postgres installed through MacPorts (postgresql90 and postgresql90-server) but still don't see the client ...
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Make phppgAdmin accessible on Apache/Windows 7

I have my custom stack folder located here... C:\MEDIA\INTERNET\WAPP\ I have Apache located here... C:\MEDIA\INTERNET\WAPP\Apache 2.4\ I have PostgreSQL located here... ...
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PostgreSQL BitRock Installer Hangs

While installing PostgreSQL the BitRock installer hangs when it reaches the point that it should copy the files. There were very few things that came up on search engines for Windows 7, I tried netsh ...
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Why am I getting “FATAL: Ident authentication failed for user ”root“” after changing rails server to port 81

I was running my rails app on the default port of 3000. I opened port 300 with: sudo iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --sport 3000 -m state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT and sudo iptables -A ...
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How to compare databases?

I tried using meld on two dumps from two different databases from the same RDBMS, but it seems that those dumps are not comparable because not being canonical. I tried both pg_dump ... (standard) and ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 denying remote connection from user despite pg_hba.conf/postgresql.conf configurations

I am running PostgreSQL 9.3 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is the stock Postgres distribution available in apt. I found a bunch of threads in various forums that indicate that the correct way to allow remote ...
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Postgresql: How do full_page_writes help prevent data loss?

From the postgresql docs [full page writes are] needed because a page write that is in process during an operating system crash might be only partially completed, leading to an on-disk page that ...
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How to use ShemaSpyGui for view database diagram

I installed Postgre today and I want to watch database shema. I resolvse to use schemaSpy and download it and also schemaSpyGui and then I see: This is the command (password not displayed!) ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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How do I know if my Postgres table is clustered?

I have some tables in my Postgres database, and I have set the tables to cluster about an index. But I forget when was the last time I ran cluster maintenance on these tables, and I do not want to ...
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How to get crontab to run when backup requires a password

I am running a script to backup my postgres database on Debian. I am basically running exactly this: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux Now I have everything working fine when ...
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tsvector type does not exist in Postgres 8.2.15 - how to fix?

I've been working on setting up a Greenplum DB with the server VM at https://network.pivotal.io/products/pivotal-gpdb This VM runs Greenplum on Postgres 8.2.15. I need to set up a text search ...
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Metasploit wouldn't work with the database

I am running Arch Linux on my i386 laptop. I've made a fresh install of ruby1.9 and metasploit from AUR and now I'm experiencing some weird stuff with it. First, it does not load any modules upon ...
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pgAdmin list of keyboard shortcuts

I've been using pgAdmin for several days and so far I like it. However, I can't find a list of keyboard shortcuts documented anywhere, either on the pgAdmin site, in the help, or in the options menu. ...
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Trouble installing PostgreSQL via npm on Windows 8

I've installed PostgreSQL on my (Windows 8) computer via the binary installer but it's a dependency for something I'm making so I want to install it via the command line to the project's directory. ...
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postgres creating new user/role

I am following this tutorial, and being logged in as postgres I run: createuser --interactive provided name and choosen superuser then: createdb dogspot but when trying sudo -i -u dogspot I get: ...
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Delete PostgreSQL data and Library directories on Mac

I want to completely clean PostgreSQL off of my Mac. I ran the uninstaller and that removed everything but the data and Library directories. I want to get rid of these two directories as well, but ...
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Watch folder and import into database

I am trying to set up a system that whenever a new file is created in a folder it will automatically read the content and push it in a database. These files will mainly be .txt files but I might have ...
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Postgresql connection refused

I'm trying to remotely connect to my postgresql database. I have two virtual machines set up both running ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to connect to the second vm using the first vm using psql -h ...
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Postgresql 8.4 service not starting windows 7

Hi All i am not able to start Postgresql service from service manager in windows-7. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion although pg_ctl is ...