Event DB Local Development

The Event DB is targeted to a Postgresql Database, and for local development, an instance must be running.

Installing Postgresql

Please see your operating systems’ specific guides for installing and configuring Postgresql.

Initialize the Database

After Postgres is installed, as the postgres user:

  1. Init the Database (if it doesn’t exist already): The recommended database initialization command (on Linux or Mac) is:

    [postgres@host]$ initdb --locale=C.UTF-8 --encoding=UTF8 -D /var/lib/postgres/data --data-checksums
  2. Create a Development user

    [postgres@host]$ createuser -P catalyst-dev

    when prompted, enter a password, eg “CHANGE_ME

  3. Create a Development Database:

    [postgres@host]$ createdb CatalystDev