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Re: Questions

Ok, I am about to go to sleep.  I have to be up for an onsite meeting with a customer first thing in the morning so it may be a little while before I can respond.

Once you have this information and it looks reasonably complete (you could have several packages installed) then you can start by backing up files in preparation for rebuilding your system.  I would recommend backing up everything in /var/lib/postgresql, /etc/postgresql/, and /etc/apache2

Back them up to somewhere external to your computer (it could be cdrom, or another computer, or uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox).  If your data is important you don't want to accidently overwrite something during the rebuild process.

Once this is done and you have verified that the files are there, and that you can access them, then the next thing to do would be to start on the rebuild (please see cautions below).

If I were in your position I would wait and have folks check the output of the package listings for what software may be installed and where.  I can offer paid support (hands-on, logging into your system), but it would be best-effort (at present I don't see a reason to think that information has been lost but that could change especially if you proceed with the rebuild without verified backups).  I am sure there are others who can offer good quality commercial support as well.  I would probably be unable to start though until tonight your time, and rather late (ssh access is all I would need to get started and verify things).

I will try to check and respond before heading out to my meeting in the morning.

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Chris Travers <..hidden..> wrote:
sorry that should be:

dpkg-query -l postgresql*| grep ^ii

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:25 AM, Chris Travers <..hidden..> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:20 AM, o1bigtenor <..hidden..> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Chris Travers <..hidden..> wrote:
Hi Darald;

we may have to do without logical backups and plan to restore file-level backups.  Please run the following commands and report the results:

dpkg -l postgresql*

It's still important that we get the results.  The fact is that at present we don't know what version(s) are installed.  Debian allows multiple versions to be installed so this is something  you really want to know going into a recovery because we need to make sure the exact same versions are installed from the exact same places.

you can probably cut down the list to:

 psql -V | grep ^ii

psql -V

first results in over a page of files including one which says replication system for Postgresql

second :

psql (PostgreSQL) 9.3.2

I have some chores that I have to do outside and it will likely be at least 90 minutes before I'm back in. Its unlikely that we will be able to get to this again until about 8 or 9 hours from now - - - yes?

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