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 http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/binary/v8.0.22/, 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.

  • 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, 2009 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.

  • Unfortunately, none of the mirrors listed there seem to have the binaries anymore :(
    – Edo
    Dec 9, 2009 at 5:51
  • Wow, really hard to find. Try mirror.eco.unicas.it/postgres/binary/v8.0.15/win32 Dec 10, 2009 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, 2009 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 http://www.mingw.org/. 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 ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/dev 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.


Another location is here: http://www.enterprisedb.com/products/pgdownload.do#windows

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