Just wondering how to go about assigning binary path to a remote server. I have pgAdmin on my personal computer, but the server (CentOS) that PostgreSQL resides on is at a different location.

  • What do you mean by "assigning binary path to a remote server". Do you want to connect to postgresql instance running on remote server via pgadmin, or something else Aug 8, 2017 at 9:53
  • Hi, this answer has a picture showing the option I am referring to. dba.stackexchange.com/questions/149169/…. I can access the server remotely and run standard CRUD requests. However, if I try to do something like import a CSV, or EXPLAIN ANALYZE I get the error in the title. The error is related to this option in pgAdmin. The option is looking for the install location for PostgreSQL. All the examples I have seen use a local example, so curious if you can specify a remote.
    – cjones
    Aug 8, 2017 at 15:05

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You are getting this error because when using EXPLAIN or pg_dump from pgAdmin, the program uses the utilities in its install directory $DIR/../runtime or C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin 4\v1\runtime to execute these commands. You can put this location in the Postgresql binary path and continue with the operation.

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