Running a PostgreSQL database on another server

To run a database on a different machine than the webserver requires changes to the database configuration file and access control file, and to the OpenACS service's configuration file.

  • Edit the database configuration file, which in a Reference install is located at /usr/local/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf and change

    #tcpip_socket = false


    tcpip_socket = true
  • Change the access control file for the database to permit specific remote clients to access. Access can be controlled ... (add notes from forum post)

  • Change the OpenACS service's configuration file to point to the remote database. Edit /var/lib/aolserver/$OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME/etc/config.tcl and change