I am trying to use " Create Enterprise Geodatabase" option in arcmap 10.1:

I am getting two following errors:

You must copy the latest ST_GEOMETRY and dependent libraries to the PostgreSQL software location. Refer to the ArcGIS help topics for more details.


Connected RDBMS instance is not setup for Esri spatial type configuration. Failed to execute

I have put C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\DatabaseSupport\PostgreSQL\Linux64\st_geometry.so in /var/lib/pgsql/9.2 directory.

  • You mention two errors and then ask 2-3 questions. To better fit our Q&A format, my recommendation is to edit your question to focus on what is most important for you to know first. I suspect that is encapsulated in your last paragraph. Once you know that, you'll be better placed to decide whether the errors remain relevant.
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    Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 3:35

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You need to play close attention to version numbers when installing support libraries. You are placing the Esri PostgreSQL 9.0 library in PG 9.2 -- this will not work. In fact, PostgreSQL 9.2 support was not introduced until ArcGIS 10.2, so there isn't any way to connect an ArcGIS 10.1 client to PG 9.2.


Have you checked the Esri step-by-step tutorial on how to setup the PostgreSQL and ArcGIS?

I have also had a discussion with Esri analysts here, worth checking

  • very helpful conversation on the link on Esri; now the error changed to: "Geodatabase must be enabled as geodatabase admin user.Failed to execute " What is this error about? Thanks
    – KDot1254
    Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 18:35
  • John, do you get the error while creating a geodatabase? It seems as you need to enable a database as geodatabase, but it seems to be possible only when you have created one... resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//… Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 9:58

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