To perform an abbreviated installation of Advanced Server without access to root or administrative privileges, invoke the installer from the command line and include the
--extract-only option. Invoking the installer with the --extract-only option extracts the binary files in an unaltered form, allowing you to experiment with a minimal installation of Advanced Server.If you invoke the installer with the --extract-only options, you can either manually create a cluster and start the service, or run the installation script. To manually create the cluster, you must:
• For more information about the initdb and pg_ctl commands, please see the PostgreSQL Core Documentation at:If you include the --extract-only option when you invoke the installer, the installer steps through a shortened form of the Setup wizard. During the brief installation process, the installer generates an installation script that can be later used to complete a more complete installation. To invoke the installation script, you must have superuser privileges on Linux or administrative privileges on Windows.The scripted Advanced Server installation does not create menu shortcuts or access to EDB Postgres StackBuilder Plus, and no modifications are made to registry files. The Advanced Server Update Monitor will not detect components installed by the scripted installation, and will not issue alerts for available updates to those components.To perform a limited installation and generate an installation script, download and unpack the Advanced Server installer. Navigate into the directory that contains the installer, and invoke the installer with the command:./edb-as10-server-10.x.x-x-linux-x64.run --extract-only yesedb-as10-server-10.x.x-x-windows.exe --extract-only yesA dialog opens, prompting you to choose an installation language. Select a language for the installation from the drop-down listbox, and click OK to continue. The Setup Wizard opens (shown in Figure 4.35).Click Next to continue to the Advanced Server License Agreement (shown in Figure 4.36).After reading the license agreement, select the appropriate radio button and click Next to continue to the User Authentication window (shown in Figure 4.37).Before continuing, you must provide the email address and password associated with your EnterpriseDB user account. Registration is free; if you do not have a user account, click the link provided to open a web browser, and register your user information.Enter the email address of a registered account in the Email field, and the corresponding password in the Password field, and click Next to continue.You can accept the default installation location, and click Next to continue to the Ready to Install window (shown in Figure 4.39), or optionally click the File Browser icon to choose an alternate installation directory.Click Next to proceed with the Advanced Server installation. During the installation, progress bars and popups mark the installation progress. The installer notifies you when the installation is complete (see Figure 4.40).After completing the minimal installation, you can execute a script to initialize a cluster and start the service. The script is (by default) located in the following directories:To execute the installation script, open a command line and assume superuser or administrative privileges. Navigate to the directory that contains the script, and execute the command:The installation script executes at the command line, prompting you for installation configuration information. The default configuration value is displayed in square braces immediately before each prompt; update the default value or press Enter to accept the default value and continue.The following dialog is an example of a scripted installation on a Linux system. The actual installation dialog will vary by platform and reflect the options specified during the installation.======================
Please enter the installation directory [ /opt/edb ] :==============
NOTE: If data directory exists and postgresql.conf file exists in that directory, we will not initialize the cluster.=============
Please enter the Write-Ahead Log (WAL) directory path:
[ /opt/edb/as10/data/pg_wal ] :=============
Please enter database mode: [ oracle ] :Database mode specifies the database dialect with which the Advanced Server installation is compatible. The optional values are oracle or postgresql.Specify oracle mode to include the following functionality:
• Oracle-styled concatenation rules (if you concatenate a string value with a NULL value, the returned value is the value of the string).
• Schemas (dbo and sys) compatible with Oracle databases added to the SEARCH_PATH.This is not a comprehensive list of the compatibility features for Oracle included when Advanced Server is installed in Compatible with Oracle mode; more information about Advanced Server is available in the Database Compatibility for Oracle Developer’s Guide available at:If you choose to install in Compatible with Oracle mode, the Advanced Server superuser name is enterprisedb.Specify postgresql to install Advanced Server with complete compatibility with Postgres version 10.For more information about PostgreSQL functionality, see the PostgreSQL Core Documentation available at:If you choose to install in Compatible with PostgreSQL mode, the Advanced Server superuser name is postgres.====
NOTE: We will not be able to examine, if port is currently used by other application.======
Please enter the locale: [ DEFAULT ] :Specify a locale for the Advanced Server installation. If you accept the DEFAULT value, the locale defaults to the locale of the host system.=============
Install sample tables and procedures? (Y/n): [ Y ] :Press Return, or enter Y to accept the default, and install the sample tables and procedures; enter an n and press Return to skip this step.===========================
DATABASE SUPERUSER PASSWORD
Please provide password for the super-user(enterprisedb): [ ] :
Please re-type password for the super-user(enterprisedb): [ ] :Specify and confirm a password for the database superuser. By default, the database superuser is named enterprisedb. (On Windows, there is no password validation if you are logged in as an administrator, but you may be prompted to supply a service account password.)==================
Please enter the server utilization: [ 66 ] :Specify a value between 1 and 100.The server utilization value is used as an initial value for the edb_dynatune configuration parameter. edb_dynatune determines how Advanced Server allocates system resources.
• After the installation is complete, you can adjust the value of edb_dynatune by editing the postgresql.conf file, located in the data directory of your Advanced Server installation. After editing the postgresql.conf file, you must restart the server for the changes to take effect.================
Please enter the workload profile: [ oltp ] :The workload profile value is used as an initial value for the edb_dynatune_profile configuration parameter. edb_dynatune_profile controls performance-tuning based on the type of work that the server performs.
• Specify oltp if the server will be supporting heavy online transaction workloads.
• Specify mixed if the server will provide a mix of transaction processing and data reporting.
• Specify reporting if the database server will be used for heavy data reporting.After the installation is complete, you can adjust the value of edb_dynatune_profile by editing the postgresql.conf file, located in the data directory of your Advanced Server installation, and restarting the server.Before continuing with the installation, the installer displays the selected options and initializes the database cluster in preparation for the installation of individual components. When the installer has prepared the system for the installation, the installation begins. Before installing a component, the installer prompts you to select modules for installation. With each component, onscreen warnings may alert you to unresolved dependencies.Please note that the available components are different for each platform, and the prompts that follow may vary.'/opt/edb/.rar_options_xxxxx'