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Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 9 years ago

This is a simple guide for setting up a standalone PostgreSQL database server on Debian. 

 * Use sudo to get a root shell 
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 sudo -s 
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 * Update the system: 
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 apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 
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 h1. Install PostgreSQL 

 * Install PostgreSQL 
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 apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client 
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 h2. Configure PostgreSQL 

 * Edit pg_hba.conf to enable Create a database access via the local socket: 
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 nano /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/pg_hba.conf 
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 #* Replace peer with *trust* 
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 local     all           all                                 trust    
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 * Edit the main postgresql config: 
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 nano /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/postgresql.conf 
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 #* And change the @listen_addresses@ parameter: 
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 listen_addresses = '*' 
 </pre> and user 

 * Then append Create a rule regular system user account using adduser (skip this step to enable network access from a given subnet: use an existing account): 
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 echo "host      all       all       192.168.0.0/24    trust" >> /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/pg_hba.conf adduser somepguser 
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 * And restart postgresql: 
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 service postgresql restart 
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 h2. Create a database and user 

 * Connect to the default database: 
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 su - postgres 
 psql 
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 #* Set a password for the postgres user: 
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 \password postgres 
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 #* Create a new user, the The postgres admin console will show @postgres=#@: @postgres=#@, create a new user: 
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 CREATE USER somepguser WITH PASSWORD 'somepguserpass'; 
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 #* And a create a database: 
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 CREATE DATABASE somepgdatabase OWNER somepguser; 
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 #* Quit from the database 
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 \q 
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 * Exit from the postgres user 
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 exit 
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 * Connect as somepguser to the new database: 
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 su - somepguser 
 psql -d somepgdatabase -U somepguser 
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 h3. Enable Network Service 

 * Edit the main postgresql config: 
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 nano /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/postgresql.conf 
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 #* If connecting And change the @listen_addresses@ parameter: 
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 listen_addresses = '*' 
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 * Then append a rule to allow access from a remote host, connect using the following: given subnet: 
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 psql -h pg.example.com -d somepgdatabase -U somepguser echo "host      all       all       192.168.0.0/24    trust" >> /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/pg_hba.conf 
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 * And restart postgresql: 
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 service postgresql restart 
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 h2. Resources 

 * https://wiki.debian.org/PostgreSql

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