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PostgreSQL is running locally but I cannot connect. Why?

Recently updated my machine from Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4) to Mountain Lion (10.8) and I think it borked my PostgreSQL installation. It was installed originally via Homebrew. I'm not a DBA, but hoping ...
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How to run psql on Mac OS X?

I installed PostgreSQL on a computer with Mac OS X using the One click installer. Then I try to access PostgreSQL using the psql command, but it doesn't seem to be available. I get this message: ...
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MySQL server has gone away obstructing import of large dumps

I am trying to import a large sql dump (2GB) to my local mysql on my mac. I have been able to do this in the past (I was using MAMP), but now I get a ERROR 2006 (HY000) at line 7758: MySQL server ...
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Seeting up a PostgreSQL database on another hard drive than my system one on OS X?

I am on OS X 10.8.3, I've install PostgreSQL from macports, but I've realized that I have not enough space on my system drive for the DB I am about to populate with data. Is there a way to create new ...
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Is there a psql equivalent of bash's reverse-search-history?

I am very fond of bash's reverse-search-history (C-r) (command-line feature): Search backward starting at the current line and moving ‘up’ through the history as necessary. This is an incremental ...
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Trouble setting up Postgres for the first time

I have some, albeit limited, experience with MySQL and MongoDB (both running fine on server) but having trouble with Postgres and find the documentation lacking for newbies, like myself. Postgres is ...
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MySQL error 2006 MySQL server has gone away after upgrade to 5.6.10 using homebrew on Max OS X 10.8.3 [closed]

I upgraded my installation of MySQL on my Mac OS X 10.8.3 using homebrew brew install mysql Everything seemed to go smoothly, but...not really, as it turns out. I cannot add a new user (neither ...
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Backup a database with a huge number of tables

Is there a way to backup a PostgreSQL database with a huge number of tables? An attempt with pg_dump for a database of about 28000 tables resulted in the following error message: pg_dump: WARNING: ...
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SQL Server on Mac

Can SQL Server engine express edition be installed in a Mac OS? I use a MacBook at home and would like to use it as a testing/learning platform for SQL Server.
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DB2 Express-C on Mac OS X

I have followed all the steps described on the Getting Started with DB2 Express v9.7 e-book and installed DB2 Express-C on my Mac. The installation succeeded without a problem. I did setup OS X ...
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Creating and editing my.cnf by MySQL Workbench?

I just installed MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench on a clean Snow Leopard MacBook. I hooked up Workbench with the server and was able to start the MySQL Server from within the Workbench. I enter the ...
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PostgreSQL CREATE EXTENSION file not found error on Mac OS

On PostgreSQL 9.2.3 when trying this: CREATE EXTENSION btree_gist; I get this error: ERROR: could not open extension control file "/opt/local/share/postgresql92/extension/btree_gist.control": ...
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What PL/pgSQL debugger can I use?

I'm building a lot of PL/pgSQL functions and a debugger would really come in handy because RAISE NOTICE is not enough. I read about a pgAdmin plugin you can install but it was only on Windows and I'm ...
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How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf?

How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf? I want to use the same my.cnf file on a Linux machine and a Mac OS X machine where the datadir should have different values.
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What GUI tools can be used for PostgreSQL in Mac OS X? [closed]

I have recently started using PostgreSQL with my rails app. I was looking for a SQL GUI to the PostgreSQL database (for Mac). Anything better than pgadmin3?
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Why does PostgreSQL require its own user/group for installation?

When installing PostgreSQL via MacPorts (and I assume via other means too), a postgres:postgres user/group is created. Are there any reasons why this user/group is needed?
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how to install mysql on mac?

My Mac runs Mac OS X, version 10.7.5., so it's a 64 bit system. First, I downloaded mysql-5.5.28-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg. Then I double clicked mysql-5.5.28-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg, it's mounted, and shows ...
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MySQL Workbench - Create new server instance error

When attempting to create a new server instance I get an error at the 'Test Settings' step of the creation wizard. The error: What check_admin_commands/local Operation failed: ...
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Connecting to Oracle SQL Developer locally on Mac?

I'm trying to connect to Oracle SQL Developer locally on my Mac. How exactly is this done? I've looked all over the network, and can't find anything helpful. The only thing I did is installing the ...
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unable to shutdown mysql server

I am using yosemite, if that matters. I have tried using the system preferences and then shutting down mysql there, but to no avail. I also tried typing killall -9 and -11. Both failed :(. I also ...
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How to download Oracle Database 11g release 2 for Mac OS

I have been trying to download Oracle Database 11g release 2 for mac os but in the given link by oracle I can only see Linux x86 and Linux x86-64. Is this ok to use this Linux file for installing ...
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What does 'Vacuum' do in Menial's Base 2 application?

I've had a look at the help documentation for Base 2, as well as Menial's product page, but haven't found an answer there. I've even clicked on the vacuum button and not noticed any change. What does ...
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Is it okay to have different lower_case_table_names value on master and slave?

I have a OSX MySQL master with lower_case_table_names set to 2. I have just setup a Linux MySQL slave with lower_case_table_names=1. I haven't started replication on the slave, but everything looks ...
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SQL on Mac OS X

I'm looking for something like "Oracle database express" to be used on a mac. I hope this question won't offend anyone though. I'm absolute beginner on sql. Your suggestions are most welcome.
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Mac OS X 10.10 mySQL 5.6.26 accessible from CLI but not port 3306

I did a fresh install of mySQL 5.6.26 on my Mac today. I was able to access mySQL from Terminal.app as expected, however I could not get mySQL workbench to attach to 127.0.0.1 port 3306. What really ...
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How to properly stop MySQL server on Mac OS X?

I installed MySQL Community Server following instructions at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/macosx-installation.html with the Startup Item and the MySQL Preference Pane. I can stop the ...
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MySQL performance on Mac vs Linux

I know that MySQL is tested more on Linux (Oracle has it's own linux distribution and you canot have LAMP wit MySQL (meaning MySQL has always focused more on Linux) My intuition says that MySQL has a ...
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Can't remote access MySQL server running on Mac OS X

I have a MySQL server running on my work computer, which runs Mac OS X Maverick. I want to access it from home computer, which also has Mac OS Maverick. From terminal, if in 1 tab, I ssh into my ...
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Remove Mac OSX Lion pre-installation of PostgreSQL

I'm running Lion 10.7.5, and I'm trying to install Postgresql 9.2.4 for use with Django. I have hit countless roadblocks and errors, so I would like to start with a totally clean slate. I did a brew ...
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“custom archiver out of memory” error when restoring large DB using pg_restore

I'm trying to a restore a local copy of a 30GB DB (with only one table) dumped using the Heroku wrappers (described here) using pg_restore. The Heroku DB is using 9.1.7 and I have had the same result ...
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How to initiate MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I followed this tutorial to install MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now I get he following errors: $ mysqladmin version /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: ...
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Running postgresql in Mac Terminal

I have a production SQL dump file that I want to restore to my local psql db for debugging reasons. I can't access psql via the terminal though pgAdmin3 works just fine. Here is the error I'm ...
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Is there a free software that can import excel into mysql on mac? [closed]

not csv format files, but .xls or .xlsx format excel files, is there any free software for mac, that can import data into mysql?
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Installing PostgreSQL and PostGis on Mac OS X

I downloaded and installed PostgreSQL and PostGis from http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/postgres, I work on OS X 10.10. When I go into the terminal now and type psql it says -bash: psql: command ...
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MySQL 5 on Mac 10.5: “problem connecting to the database”

I have worked with MySQL for years but I am stuck on a seemingly trivial problem. I installed MySQL 5.0.96 on Mac 10.5, created a database, created a user with privileges on everything, and problem: ...
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Install db2 express c on Mac OSX

I have posted the question yesterday, then I was able to figure it out by myself. As I haven't found any complete guide, I'm writing down the steps just in case. So the question is: "How do I ...
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mysqldump drop create use case sensitivity

Dumped sql from MySQL is showing inconsistencies in the name of the database. Using the following bog standard method to dump a database: mysqldump --add-drop-database -u someuser --databases ...
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Connecting to a MySQL database on Mac from a VMWare fusion Virtual Machine

I have MariaDB (5.5.34-MariaDB) installed on a Mac (OS 10.8.5) I can connect to the database fine locally (127.0.0.1) on port 3306. But when I try to connect to the database from windows 7 64bit ...
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Why would SequelPro only import 23k rows out of 130k?

I use SequelPro for mysql on a Mac OS X -- and I used the import function to upload a 130k .csv file to my database. Everything seems to work fine, then I get the message File Read Error: An error ...
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MySQL5.6 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 problems when granting permissions to root

I'm having serious problems with a MySQL 5.6 instance on a Mac Server. We had to upgrade MySQL to a newer version, but it turned to be a bad idea, as we lost control to it. We had a backup of the ...
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db2 express c mac osx

I'm experiencing some troubles with the execution of DB2 express c on Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. I have installed the db system, creating two users, db2 and db2-user. The latter is the instance ...
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Installing Sphinx on Mac OS with XAMPP

We have: Sphinx 2.0.3 Mac OS 10.6.8 XAMPP 1.7.3 (with MySQL 5.1.44) Here is PATH: user:sphinx-2.0.3-release user$ echo $PATH ...
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MySQL, can't find MYD files on OS X, MAMP

Try as I may I can't find the data files for my MAMP installation! FRM files are here: /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/database_name/ but, there are no corresponding MYD or MYI files anywhere. The ...
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Can't connect to EC2 Postgresql instance unless I change the default port 5432 [closed]

I just created a brand new EC2 instance with a default security group allowing All Traffic from Anywhere. My listen_address is set to * I can SSH to it but I can't connect to the pgsql instance ...
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Issue when connecting to open shift via mysql workbench on Mac

I am trying to connect to open shift with mysql workbench on an iMac. A colleague has shown me his setup on Windows which looks exactly as follows (other than the usernames / passwords changing) ...
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MySQL database problems all of a sudden— users' programs can't connect, I saw error 2013, error 32

I am editing my problem, based on what I've researched and done: Hi This is mysql running on an osx server. We suddenly have an issue where only one of anything can seem to connect to mysql at ...
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PostgreSQL datasource URL?

My first attempt to use PostgreSQL: I have the elephant icon on the top right: running on port 5432. I want to use LibreOffice as an interface: Connect to an existing database: PostgreSQL ...
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System Preferences quits unexpectedly due to MySQL plug-in

I've installed MySQL Preference Pane on my MacBook to start/stop MySQL from my System Preferences and it works ok, except that once in a while System Preferences just quits and shows this message: ...
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“SQL1042C An unexpected system error” when creating a database

I installed DB2 Express-C 10.1 on OS X 10.8.4. I installed it in user mode, and it seems to have created an instance with my username (avernet). I checked the instance is indeed there by running ...
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MySQL General log not working on Mac OS X [duplicate]

I want to log all queries to the database running on my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.8.1). I created a file /etc/my.cnf with the following content: [mysqld] general_log=1 ...