"Manhattan": can't write data into database.

Scenario: "Manhattan": can't write data into database.

Level: Medium

Type: Fix

Tags: disk volumes   postgres   realistic-interviews  

Description: Your objective is to be able to insert a row in an existing Postgres database. The issue is not specific to Postgres and you don't need to know details about it (although it may help).

Helpful Postgres information: it's a service that listens to a port (:5432) and writes to disk in a data directory, the location of which is defined in the data_directory parameter of the configuration file /etc/postgresql/14/main/postgresql.conf. In our case Postgres is managed by systemd as a unit with name postgresql.

Test: (from default admin user) sudo -u postgres psql -c "insert into persons(name) values ('jane smith');" -d dt

Should return:INSERT 0 1

Time to Solve: 20 minutes.


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Updated: 2024-05-05 16:37 UTC – 8608ebc