After navigating to the Software Downloads
page, use the drop-down listboxes to select the Advanced Server version you wish to install and your platform, and then click the Download Now
button. When the download completes, extract files using your system-specific file extractor.
specifies the alternate location for the temporary files.
During an installation, the graphical installer invokes the PostgreSQL initdb
utility to initialize a cluster. If you are using the graphical installer, you can use the INITDBOPTS
environment variable to specify your initdb
preferences. Before invoking the graphical installer, set the value of INITDBOPTS
at the command line, specifying one or more cluster options. For example, on Linux use an export
statement to set the value:
On Linux, enclose the options in double-quotes ("
); on Windows, double-quotes are not required. If you specify values in INITDBOPTS
that are also provided by the installer (such as the –D
option, which specifies the installation directory), the value specified in the graphical installer will supersede the value if specified in INITDBOPTS
Include the --no-redwood-compat
keywords to instruct the server to create the cluster in PostgreSQL mode. When the cluster is created in PostgreSQL mode, the name of the database superuser will be postgres
, the name of the default database will be postgres
, and Advanced Server’s features compatible with Oracle databases will not be available to the cluster.
Include the --redwood-like
keywords to instruct the server to use an escape character (an empty string (''
)) following the LIKE
(or PostgreSQL-compatible ILIKE
) operator in a SQL statement that is compatible with Oracle syntax.
Include the --icu-short-form
keywords to create a cluster that uses a default ICU (International Components for Unicode) collation for all databases in the cluster. For more information about Unicode collations, please refer to the EDB Postgres Advanced Server Guide