I have two postgresql database in single 1tb hard disk. Each data base sizes more than 300gb. So now I faced a disk space problem and I bought another 1tb hard disk recently. So I need to move one database into this new hard disk. How can I do that in Ubuntu ????

If I move one database to another drive, postgresql can communicate both harddisks at same time? Can I access both databases in postgresql on master hard.

Sorry for my bad English.

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PostgreSQL has no problem with the data on 2 hard-disks. The best thing that you can do is create a tablespace on your second hard-disk and move one of the databases to this tablespace.

CREATE TABLESPACE somename LOCATION 'directory-on-new-disk';

Also see this post: Postgresql: Move database to new tablespace.

If you use LVM then you can also consider to use this to extend the logical volume on which your database is.

  • ALTER DATABASE name SET TABLESPACE somename; what is this command Sep 27, 2016 at 6:55
  • Check the post that I have put in my reply. There the command is explained.
    – Marco
    Sep 27, 2016 at 7:03

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