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PostgreSQL Setup – Configuration

My friend wanted to setup PostGreSQL with Replication. (Master / Slave Setup). So I agreed to help him out.
Since I have not done anything on PostgreSQL before, so though to document it as I go.

First in this blog post, I will just cover.

  • Setting up two virtual machines (MASTER / SLAVE).
  • Getting both the VMs to have postgreSQL 9.1 installed and configured.
Information about the VM Machines
Master :
Slave :
Now Lets Start.

First, Lets setup VMWare setup to.
Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu 11.10.
Install required packages build-essential and linux-headers
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Download the latest VMware player and execute below command.
$ gksudo bash ~/Downloads/VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.i386.bundle
This will bring up the installer interface and you can continue after that.
Note: this assumes the location of your Downloads folder is ~/Downloads.

Now lets install PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 11.10 (MASTER / SLAVE)
Lets Install PostgreSQL 9.1
ahmed@ahmed-work-horse:~$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1*
This will install all the required components

ahmed@ahmed-work-horse:~$ sudo apt-get install pgadmin3
This is required for admin console.
Once we have done installing lets configure the Server.
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo vim /etc/postgresql/9.1/main/postgresql.conf
In the file change (# is commented)
#listen_addresses = ‘localhost’
to this (uncomment) – for MASTER is ‘’ SLAVE is ‘’
listen_addresses = ‘’
listen_addresses = ‘<your_ip_address>’

Next Lets change the pg_hba.conf file.
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ sudo vim /etc/postgresql/9.1/main/pg_hba.conf

Add these as required lines in the IPv4 Section.
This will allow IP to access (on Master)

This will allow IP to access (on Slave)
# IPv4 local connections:
host  all     all       md5
host  all     all  md5
host  all     all  md5
Now lets check our connection.
ahmed@ubuntu:~$ pgadmin3 &

This will bring up the pgadmin interface.
Follow the images below to check connection.

Replication, I will add once I have completed that.(In Progress)

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