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NAME

       CREATE_TABLESPACE - define a new tablespace

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE TABLESPACE tablespace_name [ OWNER user_name ] LOCATION 'directory'

DESCRIPTION

       CREATE TABLESPACE registers a new cluster-wide tablespace. The tablespace name must be
       distinct from the name of any existing tablespace in the database cluster.

       A tablespace allows superusers to define an alternative location on the file system where
       the data files containing database objects (such as tables and indexes) can reside.

       A user with appropriate privileges can pass tablespace_name to CREATE DATABASE, CREATE
       TABLE, CREATE INDEX or ADD CONSTRAINT to have the data files for these objects stored
       within the specified tablespace.

PARAMETERS

       tablespace_name
           The name of a tablespace to be created. The name cannot begin with pg_, as such names
           are reserved for system tablespaces.

       user_name
           The name of the user who will own the tablespace. If omitted, defaults to the user
           executing the command. Only superusers can create tablespaces, but they can assign
           ownership of tablespaces to non-superusers.

       directory
           The directory that will be used for the tablespace. The directory should be empty and
           must be owned by the PostgreSQL system user. The directory must be specified by an
           absolute path name.

NOTES

       Tablespaces are only supported on systems that support symbolic links.

       CREATE TABLESPACE cannot be executed inside a transaction block.

EXAMPLES

       Create a tablespace dbspace at /data/dbs:

           CREATE TABLESPACE dbspace LOCATION '/data/dbs';

       Create a tablespace indexspace at /data/indexes owned by user genevieve:

           CREATE TABLESPACE indexspace OWNER genevieve LOCATION '/data/indexes';

COMPATIBILITY

       CREATE TABLESPACE is a PostgreSQL extension.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE DATABASE (CREATE_DATABASE(7)), CREATE TABLE (CREATE_TABLE(7)), CREATE INDEX
       (CREATE_INDEX(7)), DROP TABLESPACE (DROP_TABLESPACE(7)), ALTER TABLESPACE
       (ALTER_TABLESPACE(7))