postgresql – pointing postgresql data to new location

Database grow over time, it out growing the space on their partition located.
in redhat 6.7, the default partition for “/” its 50GB and the rest going to “/home” partition.
when you default install postgresql-9.5 it would located in “/opt” which include in “/” partition.
for database production 50GB it’s so small. so i want change the data folder to “/home” which have TB space.

#status postgres
$ /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.5 status
pg_ctl: server is running (PID: 6309)
/opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/bin/postgres "-D" "/opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/data"

# stop postgres
$ service postgresql-9.5 stop
$ /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.5 status
pg_ctl: no server running

# change variable
$ nano /opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/

export PGDATA=/opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/data
change to
export PGDATA=/home/pg_data

# create dir
$ mkdir -p /home/pg_data

# doing rsync
$ rsync -azP /opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/data/ /home/pg_data/

# just make sure
$ mv /opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/data /opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/data_bak

# backup service script
$ mkdir -p ~/backup/ && mv /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql-9.5 ~/backup/

# download postgresql-9.5 file
$ wget

# move postgresql-9.5 to /etc/rc.d/init.d/
$ mv postgresql-9.5 /etc/rc.d/init.d/

# start postgresql
$ service postgresql-9.5 start

# status postgresql
$ service postgresql-9.5 status
pg_ctl: server is running (PID: 13282)
/opt/PostgreSQL/9.5/bin/postgres "-D" "/home/pg_data"

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