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PostgreSQL Database Support for Vanilla

edited April 2011 in Questions
We are looking for PostgreSQL support for Vanilla forums... The project we are working on utilizes PostgreSQL and we are wanting to avoid working between both MySQL and PostgreSQL...

Just wondering if it is supported out of the box or what steps might need to be taken to get it to work...



  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    It doesn't support it out of the box, but it *is* built on a database abstraction layer, so running it on PostgreSQL would require building a PostgreSQL driver, not changing the core code (generally). Watch out for some MySQL-specific things that have crept in like using FullText for search and maybe some of the column types.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • does this mean we need to modify the code base of vannila. is there anything we can do so that it is confiugrable during the installtion time to support the postgresql database
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    No, but you would need to write a new database driver, drop it into the /core/database folder, and then set the new database type in the config file.

    Also, several MySQL-specific things have snuck in, so you may need to work around that.

    This is a big, big project.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

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