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NAME

       CREATE TABLESPACE - define a new tablespace

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE TABLESPACE tablespacename [ OWNER username ] 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 tablespacename to CREATE DATABASE, CREATE
       TABLE, CREATE INDEX or ADD CONSTRAINT to have the data  files  for  these  objects  stored
       within the specified tablespace.

PARAMETERS

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

       username
              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 must 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)]