I can connect to my database no problem remotely, either from PHP scripts on our webserver or using PGAdmin3.
Unfortunately, when I try to run pg_dump backups locally on the server itself, I get:
pg_dump --username=postgres -W omega | gzip > omega.10.10.13.gz
pg_dump: [archiver (db)] connection to database "omega" failed: FATAL: Peer authentication failed for user "postgres"
Previously I'd had no password at all for my database, but to try to get around this I actually gave the postgres user a password. Still no dice, peer authentication fails every time.
Here's the settings in my pg_hba.conf file... please tell me what I can do to fix this. Really want to run some backups on my database.
# Database administrative login by Unix domain socket local all postgres peer # TYPE DATABASE USER ADDRESS METHOD # "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only local all all peer # IPv4 local connections: host all all 127.0.0.1/32 md5 # IPv6 local connections: host all all ::1/128 md5 # Allow replication connections from localhost, by a user with the # replication privilege. #local replication postgres peer #host replication postgres 127.0.0.1/32 md5 #host replication postgres ::1/128 md5 host all all 22.214.171.124/24 md5 host all all 126.96.36.199/24 md5 host all all 188.8.131.52/24 md5