Preparing Password File for PostgreSQL Processing

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    You can use PostgreSQL account credentials that are stored in the password file to connect Veeam Agent to the PostgreSQL database system.

    If you want to use a password file for authentication, create the .pgpass file in the home directory of the root user.

    The password file must have the following contents:

    <hostname>:<port>:<database>:<username>:<password>

    where:

    • <hostname> — name of the host where the PostgreSQL database system is located.
    • <port> — number of the free port that Veeam Agent will use to connect to the PostgreSQL database system.
    • <database> — name of the PostgreSQL database.
    • <username> — name of the account that Veeam Agent will use to connect to the PostgreSQL database system.
    • <password> — password of the account that Veeam Agent will use to connect to the PostgreSQL database system.

    For example:

    srv01:5432:mydb:postgres:P@ssw0rd

    For more information about the password file, see PostgreSQL documentation.