4.3.2. Database Configuration

This step creates and populates the initial database. This step can take quite a while. If you would like to monitor the progress of the installation, use tail in a separate window to monitor the /var/log/rhn/install_db.log file.
Embedded Database

If you are installing Red Hat Satellite with an Embedded Database, this process is automatic.

** Database: Setting up database connection for PostgreSQL backend.
** Database: Installing the database:
** Database: This is a long process that is logged in:
** Database:   /var/log/rhn/install_db.log
*** Progress: #
** Database: Installation complete.
** Database: Populating database.
*** Progress: ###################################
External or Managed Database

If you are installing Red Hat Satellite with a Managed Database or External Database, the script prompts for connection details to the database.

** Database: Setting up database connection for PostgreSQL backend.
Hostname (leave empty for local)? mydb.example.com
Port [5432]? 
Database? db
Username? dbuser
Password? password
** Database: Populating database.
*** Progress: ###################################

Important

The Installation Script does not allow blank password values. Make sure the chosen database user has a password.
After a completed database installation, the Installation Script continues configuration.