You've created a database but made an embarrassing typo in the name or for whatever reason you don't like it. How do you rename this database?
If you are using PgAdmin III, you will not see this option. Just one of the ways PgAdmin III lets us down. However there is a simple way of doing it with a PostgreSQL command which has been in existence even in the 7.4 days of PostgreSQL which is documented in PostgreSQL official docs on ALTER DATABASE. In order to do it, you need to first make sure everyone is out of the database (including yourself) otherwise you'll get an annoying database is being accessed by other users or current database may not be renamed error.
Connect to some other database other than the one you are trying to rename such as say the postgres db.
Kick everyone out of the database you are trying to rename - to figure out users, you can run
WHERE datname = 'myolddbname_goes_here'
Now just run this command - ALTER DATABASE myolddbname_here RENAME TO mynewdbname_here
PuTTY was developed by Simon Tatham and is a very common light-weight MIT-Licensed
free and open source Secure Shell (SSH) client for connecting to Linux/Unix systems via a Teletype (TTY) terminal emulation mode console.
Currently there are ports for Microsoft Windows, other unix like systems,
and ports in progress for Mac OSX and Symbian mobile phone OS.
PuTTY fits into that class of tools we affectionately call Swiss Army Knives because it is
Light, Multi-Purpose, and Good Enough. As an added benefit it is free and open source with a generous license so it is commonly embedded in
In this article we shall cover how to use PuTTY's SSH Tunneling feature to access a remote PostgreSQL server that doesn't allow
remote connections. To make it a little more interesting we shall demonstrate how to do this for PgAdmin III.