Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Instant gratification OpenACS installation documentation needed

Tom: I highly recommend the use of a template database for quick new openacs setups.  However, if there is any possibility you might want to use that postgres install for something else other than openacs I recommend installing your template database into a new database such as aolserver-template and using
command line "createdb mynewdb -T aolserver-template" or
psql line "create database mynewdb with template aolserver-template"

If you want any user with createdb privileges to be able to use this template then you must set datistemplate = true in pg_database, otherwise, I interpret the docs as saying that only super-users can use a regular db as a template.