CREATE DATABASE name [ WITH LOCATION = 'dbpath' ]
The name of a database to create.
An alternate location can be specified as either an environment variable known to the backend server (e.g. 'PGDATA2') or as an absolute path name (e.g. '/usr/local/pgsql/data'). In either case, the location must be pre-configured by initlocation.
Message returned if the command completes successfully.
This occurs if database specified already exists.
There was a problem with creating the required directory; this operation will need permissions for the postgres user on the specified location.
CREATE DATABASE creates a new Postgres database. The creator becomes the administrator of the new database.
To create a new database:
olly=> create database lusiadas;
To create a new database in an alternate area ~/private_db:
$ mkdir private_db $ initlocation ~/private_db Creating Postgres database system directory /home/olly/private_db/base $ psql olly Welcome to the POSTGRESQL interactive sql monitor: Please read the file COPYRIGHT for copyright terms of POSTGRESQL type \? for help on slash commands type \q to quit type \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query You are currently connected to the database: template1 olly=> create database elsewhere with location = '/home/olly/private_db'; CREATEDB
There are security and data integrity issues involved with using alternate database locations specified with absolute path names, and by default only an environment variable known to the backend may be specified for an alternate location. See the Administrator's Guide for more information.