How to install xTuple’s PostBooks on an existing PostgreSQL database server

The xTuple installer installs PostgreSQL for you, but what if you already have a PostgreSQL server? This post describes how to handle that situation.

Follow the instructions at However, the init.sql script may not run to completion if the admin user already exists. To resolve that situation, in pgAdmin:

  1. Go to the server, Login Roles.
  2. Right-click on admin, go to PropertiesRole membership, and make admin a member in xtrole.
  3. Under Properties / Role Privileges, tick these:
    • Can create database objects
    • Can create roles
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