pg_renamecluster man page

pg_renamecluster — rename a PostgreSQL cluster

Synopsis

pg_renamecluster version oldname newname

Description

pg_renamecluster changes the name of a PostgreSQL cluster, i. e. the name of the config directory in /etc/postgresql/version/ along with the data directory in /var/lib/postgresql/version/.  Existing log files in /var/log/postgresql/ are also renamed.  The cluster is stopped and started for the operation.

The following postgresql.conf config options are updated to refer to the changed path names: data_directory, hba_file, ident_file, external_pid_file, stats_temp_directory.

Cluster names are a Debian convention, the name is not explicitly known to the cluster itself.  From the PostgreSQL viewpoint, the name is merely a substring of various path names.

Options

None.

See Also

pg_createcluster(8), pg_dropcluster(8), pg_lsclusters(1), pg_wrapper(1)

Author

Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>

Info

2018-09-26 Debian PostgreSQL infrastructure