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platform / Server Admin

This page includes notes on the server.

Logging In

The server address is idlehands.sipa.columbia.edu. The easiest way to login is to add this to your SSH config file:

host idlehands
  User [USERNAME]
  HostName idlehands.sipa.columbia.edu
  ForwardX11 yes

Then you can login by typing 'ssh idlehands' at the terminal.

PostgreSQL server

There is a postgres server running. The data are located in /home/pgdata

Bash code to start the server:

su postgres
pg_ctl start -D /home/pgdata

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