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I need the PostgreSQL 8.0 binaries for me to recover the data from a crashed server, which has no backup whatsoever. I've looked at the official website link for downloads, but I couldn't find the binary for Windows. Only for Linux.

I think it was because of something about they only support from version 8.2 and above for Windows. But I'm quite sure the one in the crashed server was installed from a binary version of PostgreSQL 8.0.

Anybody still keep a copy of this binary installer? Any help would be appreciated.

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It seems the only way to do it is via Cygwin. It's mirrors still have the binaries for version 8.0.x. I will try to install that first. It will be great if anyone still have binary installer or .msi installer from PostgreSQL itself, though :) – Edo Oct 26 '09 at 10:52
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I don't know about 8.0.22, but here is PostgreSQL 8.0.15.

Update: The files are gone from the official site and the mirrors. As of this writing, the files are still available here.

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Unfortunately, none of the mirrors listed there seem to have the binaries anymore :( – Edo Dec 9 '09 at 5:51
Wow, really hard to find. Try – Ronald Blaschke Dec 10 '09 at 20:28
And... downloading them now! Thanks a lot for the help, man! I'm trying to restore the DB next. – Edo Dec 14 '09 at 5:54

You can do it with mingw as well.

Tools for Building Binaries The native Win32 port requires a 32-bit NT-based Microsoft operating system, like Windows NT 4, Windows 2000/2003, or Windows XP. (NT 4 is no longer supported since version 8.2) Earlier operating systems do not have sufficient infrastructure. Building the port also requires MinGW and Msys, which can be downloaded from MinGW is a Unix-like build environment for Microsoft operating systems. Msys is a collection of unix tools required to run shell scripts like configure. Neither is required to run the resulting binaries; they are needed only for creating the binaries. Work is in progress to support building using Visual C++ in a future version.

Steps For Building Binaries Download the nightly snapshot tarball from or checkout via CVS (you will need bison, flex, and perl installed to build from CVS) Run configure (you might need to add the --without-zlib argument, depending on whether you have installed zlib on MinGW) Run make install Note: it is suggested that you run psql under CMD.EXE., as the Msys console has buffering issues.

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Another location is here:

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