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Re: Restart failed with 'service postgresql restart'

From: "Newsticker" <newstickerho(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Restart failed with 'service postgresql restart'
Date: 2010-03-02 18:02:52
Message-ID: 024a01caba32$9b454620$d1cfd260$@com (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-admin

There is a nice entry at the Postgres archive.

did you remove the /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432.lock files?? 
Maybee it helps


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[mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] Im Auftrag von Paul Anderson
Gesendet: Dienstag, 02. März 2010 17:55
An: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Betreff: Re: [ADMIN] Restart failed with 'service postgresql restart'

After verifying that the postmaster was not running you did remove the file, right?

FATAL: lock file ""already exists

On 3/2/10 11:43 AM, Major Services wrote:
> Help me start the server.
> As I mentioned in an earlier post today (subject: password
> authentication failed for user postgres), 'service postgresql restart'
> had stopped the server but  *server
> start failed*.
> Step wise list of commands to be given would be great!
> Do I need to login as postgres?
> Being new to PostgreSQL, am looking for some hand-holding.
> Thanks
> Viv

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