PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 14.04

Its been quite a while since I’ve used PostgreSQL. Here are my install notes:

sudo -s
aptitude update
aptitude dist-upgrade
aptitude install --with-recommends postgresql postgresql-client postgresql-contrib

For my install I will be using pgAdmin III on my workstation (Windows). I’d like to be able to access the database system we just installed above and administer from that workstation.

Change/Set the default password

sudo -u postgres psql postgres

Setup a user

sudo -u postgres createuser --superuser someusername
sudo -u postgres psql
\password someusername

Configure PostgreSQL to listen on all ports edit /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/postgresql.conf
(Use your favorite editor of course)
vi /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/postgresql.conf

Add the line
listen_addresses = '*'

Let’s plan to pound on our new database server so edit the line
max_connections = 100
max_connections = 1000

Configure PostgreSQL to allow remote access on all ports edit /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/pg_hba.conf
Add the line
host all all md5

Restart the database server
service postgresql restart

That’s it! Install pgAdmin III on your workstation and connect to your new database server

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