3

I need to create a database with SQL_ASCII encoding in Amazon RDS PostgreSql database instance.

Since template0 and template1 are both with utf8 encoding, I get the following error

$ createdb -h endpoint.rds.amazonaws.com -U user -E SQL_ASCII -T template0

createdb: database creation failed: ERROR:  encoding "SQL_ASCII" does not match locale "en_US.UTF-8"

DETAIL:  The chosen LC_CTYPE setting requires encoding "UTF8".

In previous versions of Postgresql, template0 had no predefined encoding, so that command gave no errors.

Also, I don't have permissions to change template1's enconding:

postgres=> update pg_database set datistemplate = FALSE where datname = 'template1';
ERROR:  permission denied for relation pg_database

Although the \l command says my user is the owner of template1

Any ideas?

4

You must pass a locale that matches your desired encoding and is supported by the host as well. For example, if you don't want localised collations etc, you could pass --locale=C. Otherwise you might want --locale=en_US.ISO-8859-1 (or just en_US).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.