How to create database in postgres – postgres tutorial

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In this tutorial in will show you how to create database in postgres command line.

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Create database in postgres

Now I will show you how to create database in postgres from command line. You just need to login into postgres database and execute the following command and don’t forgot to change database name.

postgres=# CREATE DATABASE installvirtual;

Change Ownership in postgres

We had created database now we need to change the ownership of the database. Let’s change the

postgres=# ALTER DATABASE installvirtual OWNER TO installvirtual;

So we have successfully created database and changed the ownership.

List Database in postgres

You can list the databases with the following command:

postgres=# \l
List of databases
Name           | Owner          | Encoding | Collate     | Ctype       | Access privileges
installvirtual | installvirtual | UTF8     | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 |
postgres       | postgres       | UTF8     | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 |

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