I'm not sure what happened but I logged in on friday and did psql -d name to access a db that was perfectly running just fine. Then I log in this monday morning and try to access the same database with psql -d dbname and this is what I got:
psql: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "[local]", user "johndoe", database "db", SSL off
I try sudo su postgres then I got this:
psql: FATAL: password authentication failed for user "postgres"
sudo find / -name pg_hba.conf
Modifying the 1st pg_hba.conf and allowing access to postgres allowed me to login through psql. With a \l command there showed no databases or users. This confirms my suspicion that the postgres install I did last Friday did not update the old version I had but installed a new copy of it onto the server.
IS there anyway of logging into the old postgres server or retrieving those databases? I know for a fact they did not get wiped with the new install of postgres as there are two pga_hba.conf files on the box.
If it did get wiped, is there any way of restoring my Centos 6.5 server to a past date?
Afer stopping the new running server with:
service postgres stop
I type postgres into the terminal and I get:
postgres does not know where to find the server configuration file. You must specify the --config-file or -D invocation option or set the PGDATA environment variable.
So I point to the correct server config with:
postgres -D /var/lib/pgsql/9.2/data
after switching with su postgres and I get this error:
FATAL: database files are incompatible with server DETAIL: The data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL version 9.2, which is not compatible with this version 8.4.13.
This used to work where it would just give me a warning saying that the db version was 8.4 and server version was 9.2 so some features might not work.