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PostgreSQL

Here are some instructions for setting up PostgreSQL for use with esmBot.

1. Install PostgreSQL.

sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client
sudo dnf install postgresql postgresql-server
doas apk add postgresql
sudo pacman -S postgresql

2. (Optional) Tune PostgreSQL.

PGTune is a useful tool for generating configuration files for your PostgreSQL database. It is highly recommended that you generate a config using this tool as it can increase stability and performance.


3. Create the bot user and database.

When you install PostgreSQL, it'll create a new user on your system that acts as the "superuser" of the database. You'll need to run Postgres commands as this user; however, you can run a command as that user without switching to it by using sudo.

First, you'll need to create a user that the bot can interact with as well as the database itself:

sudo su - postgres -c "createuser esmbot"
sudo su - postgres -c "createdb esmbot"
Then, launch the PostgreSQL shell for the next few commands:
sudo -u postgres psql
If you want to give the user a password, you can do so like this:
ALTER USER esmbot WITH PASSWORD 'new_password';
Once you're inside the shell, you'll need to make sure the bot owns the database and has permissions:
ALTER DATABASE esmbot OWNER TO esmbot;

You're done!


Troubleshooting

If you get an error like error: permission denied for table counts when attempting to run the bot, try running these commands in the PostgreSQL shell:

\c esmbot
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON guilds TO esmbot;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON counts TO esmbot;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON tags TO esmbot;
\q


Last update: November 26, 2022