[postgis-users] Running raster2pgsql on AWS

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Tue Jun 30 09:54:02 PDT 2020

What platform are you on?  If you are on windows, you could just copy the binaries from one of the zip files.

For Linux I think the builds tend to be less self-contained as they package a lot more dependencies so hard to copy just what you need.


Right now we don’t have a mechanism to just installed the postgis commandlines without PostGIS, but hoping we can detangle that better in PostGIS 3.1 so it’s easier for packagers to offer a postgis command line package that doesn’t include PostgreSQL service.


You can also compile your own PostGIS and just copy the raster2pgsql / gdal/ libpq files.


Hope that helps,



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Can I run these command line programs without installing Postgres and PostGIS? I'd like to avoid a full installation if possible.

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On Jun 19, 2020, at 1:04 PM, Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us <mailto:lr at pcorp.us> > wrote:

Well directly – as in what I think of directly is not and option with AWS RDS.


What I have done in the past is spin up an AWS EC2 instance preferably in same zone and then connect from there.  You’ll need to install a PostGIS package that has raster2pgsql or copy it somehow.


If you want to keep your machine bearbones, your best bet is just to run the tools from within a docker container.  Unfortunately I think all the packages that have raster2pgsql install the whole PostgreSQL service.


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I want to run command line Postgres tools directly on AWS. What is the best approach for this? I know how to access AWS Postgres via psql on my machine and connecting to the host.



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