From Earlham Cluster Department
=========== BACKUP YOUR DATA! ============= As always, backup your data before upgrading. If the upgrade leads to a higher minor revision (e.g. 7.3.x -> 7.4), a dump and restore of all databases is required. This is *NOT* done by the port!
Press ctrl-C *now* if you need to pg_dump. ===========================================
make; make install
this will instal both the server and client ports
The port is set up to use autovacuum for new databases, but you might also want to vacuum and perhaps backup your database regularly. There is a periodic script, /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/502.pgsql, that you may find useful. You can use it to backup and perfom vacuum on all databases nightly. Per default, it perfoms `vacuum analyze'. See the script for instructions. For autovacuum settings, please review ~pgsql/data/postgresql.conf.
To allow many simultaneous connections to your PostgreSQL server, you should raise the SystemV shared memory limits in your kernel. Here are example values for allowing up to 180 clients (configurations in postgresql.conf also needed, of course):
If you plan to access your PostgreSQL server using ODBC, please consider running the SQL script /usr/local/share/postgresql/odbc.sql to get the functions required for ODBC compliance.
Please note that if you use the rc script,
/usr/local/etc/rc.conf/postgresql, to initialize the database, unicode (UTF-8) will be used to store character data by default. Set postgresql_initdb_flags or use login.conf settings described below to alter this behaviour. See the start rc script for more info.
To set limits, environment stuff like locale and collation and other things, you can set up a class in /etc/login.conf before initializing the database. Add something similar to this to /etc/login.conf:
and run `cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf'.
Then add 'postgresql_class="postgres"' to /etc/rc.conf.
To initialize the database, run
You can then start PostgreSQL by running:
For postmaster settings, see ~pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
NB. FreeBSD's PostgreSQL port logs to syslog by default
See ~pgsql/data/postgresql.conf for more info
To run PostgreSQL at startup, add 'postgresql_enable="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf
===> Installing rc.d startup script(s)
===> Registering installation for postgresql-server-8.2.4_1
===> SECURITY REPORT:
This port has installed the following files, which may act as network servers and may therefore pose a remote security risk to the system.
This port has installed the following startup scripts, which may cause these network services to be started at boot time.
If there are vulnerabilities in these programs there may be a security risk to the system. FreeBSD makes no guarantee about the security of ports included in the Ports Collection. Please type 'make deinstall' to deinstall the port if this is a concern.
For more information, and contact details about the security status of this software, see the following webpage:
- Run /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb to initialize the DB - vi /usr/local/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf and add the following
local all all trust host all all 127.0.0.1/32 trust host all all 18.104.22.168/24 trust host all all 22.214.171.124/24 trust hostssl all all 126.96.36.199/32 trust hostssl all all 188.8.131.52/32 trust hostssl all all 184.108.40.206/32 trust
- vi /usr/local/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf (check cluster config)
- vi /usr/local/pgsql/data/postmaster.opts and add
/cluster/usr-local/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data