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error moving table to tablespace (8.0 beta win32 )

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Hi!

just playing with tablespaces...

- moved a existing table to a new tablespace
- tried to move it back to default tablespace
(ALTER TABLE accounts SET TABLESPACE pg_default;)

Got the following error in logfile:

ERROR: could not create relation 1663/317186/317191: Permission denied

Any suggestions?

Best regards,
Christian

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Christian Traber wrote:
Hi!

just playing with tablespaces...

- moved a existing table to a new tablespace
- tried to move it back to default tablespace
(ALTER TABLE accounts SET TABLESPACE pg_default;)

Got the following error in logfile:

ERROR: could not create relation 1663/317186/317191: Permission denied

Any suggestions?

are you able to create new tables in the default tablespace ? looks
like a permission issue did you initdb a fresh folder see if the
owner of $PGDATA/data/base is the user that running postmaster
(usually postgres) . It works fine for me though

Regds
mallah

test=# \d t_b
Table "public.t_b"
Column | Type | Modifiers
--------+---------+-----------
a | integer |
Tablespace: "space"

test=# ALTER TABLE t_b SET TABLESPACE pg_default;
ALTER TABLE
test=# SELECT version();
version
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PostgreSQL 8.0.0beta1 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by GCC gcc (GCC)
3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0 3.3.2-6mdk)
(1 row)

test=#



Best regards,
Christian

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Nov 23 '05 #2

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Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:
are you able to create new tables in the default tablespace ?
Yes, permissions are ok.

looks like a permission issue did you initdb a fresh folder see if the
owner of $PGDATA/data/base is the user that running postmaster
(usually postgres) . It works fine for me though
initdb was run by windows installer

Regds
mallah

test=# \d t_b
Table "public.t_b"
Column | Type | Modifiers
--------+---------+-----------
a | integer |
Tablespace: "space"

test=# ALTER TABLE t_b SET TABLESPACE pg_default;
ALTER TABLE
test=# SELECT version();
version
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PostgreSQL 8.0.0beta1 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by GCC gcc (GCC)
3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0 3.3.2-6mdk)
(1 row)

test=#


Maybe its only win32 version?

Here what i tried:

CREATE TABLE test (name varchar(100));
CREATE TABLE

CREATE TABLESPACE test LOCATION 'C:\\tmp\\ts_test';
CREATE TABLESPACE

\db
List of tablespaces
Name | Owner | Location
------------+----------+----------------
pg_default | postgres |
pg_global | postgres |
test | postgres | C:/tmp/ts_test
(3 rows)

ALTER TABLE test SET TABLESPACE test;
ALTER TABLE

\d+ test
Table "public.test"
Column | Type | Modifiers | Description
--------+------------------------+-----------+-------------
name | character varying(100) | |
Contains OIDs: yes
Tablespace: "test"

ALTER TABLE test SET TABLESPACE pg_default;
ERROR: could not create relation 1663/317186/1317654: Permission denied

select version();
version

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PostgreSQL 8.0.0beta1 on i686-pc-mingw32, compiled by GCC gcc.exe
(GCC) 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)
(1 row)

Thanks and regards
Christian
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Nov 23 '05 #3

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Christian Traber <ch*******@traber-net.de> writes:
Maybe its only win32 version?
Well, I can't reproduce it on Unix. It seems awfully odd though that
you can create tables in that tablespace to begin with but can't move
them there. I'm cc'ing this to the pgsql-hackers-win32 to see if anyone
there has a clue ...

regards, tom lane
Here what i tried: CREATE TABLE test (name varchar(100));
CREATE TABLE CREATE TABLESPACE test LOCATION 'C:\\tmp\\ts_test';
CREATE TABLESPACE \db
List of tablespaces
Name | Owner | Location
------------+----------+----------------
pg_default | postgres |
pg_global | postgres |
test | postgres | C:/tmp/ts_test
(3 rows) ALTER TABLE test SET TABLESPACE test;
ALTER TABLE \d+ test
Table "public.test"
Column | Type | Modifiers | Description
--------+------------------------+-----------+-------------
name | character varying(100) | |
Contains OIDs: yes
Tablespace: "test" ALTER TABLE test SET TABLESPACE pg_default;
ERROR: could not create relation 1663/317186/1317654: Permission denied select version();
version ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PostgreSQL 8.0.0beta1 on i686-pc-mingw32, compiled by GCC gcc.exe
(GCC) 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)
(1 row)


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Nov 23 '05 #4

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Tom Lane wrote:
Christian Traber <ch*******@traber-net.de> writes:
Maybe its only win32 version?

Well, I can't reproduce it on Unix. It seems awfully odd though that
you can create tables in that tablespace to begin with but can't move
them there. I'm cc'ing this to the pgsql-hackers-win32 to see if anyone
there has a clue ...


I just reproduced this on win32. The file already exists, and is locked.
Apparently, in this case it's the very same backend that's locking the
file; closing the connection that was used to move the table into the
other tablespace will remove the file immediately.

Regards,
Andreas

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Nov 23 '05 #5

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Andreas Pflug <pg*****@pse-consulting.de> writes:
I just reproduced this on win32. The file already exists, and is locked.


Oh, I'll bet it's the original copy of the table that hasn't been
removed yet. We may have an issue with SET TABLESPACE failing to close
the old file, so it can't be deleted yet on Windows ...

regards, tom lane

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