How do I set up an iCAT server with a remote Postgres database?

Configuring iRODS to work with a remote database is exactly the same as configuring iRODS to work with a local database.

The iRODS setup script asks for database configuration information and one of the prompts is for database host. When the database server is on the same machine as the iRODS server, the answer is usually ‘localhost’.

When the database server is on a different machine, the answer is usually the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the machine hosting the database.