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Re: Problems with fatal errors on startup of postmaster.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Eric Naujock " <naujocke(at)abacusii(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problems with fatal errors on startup of postmaster.
Date: 2000-06-30 16:54:11
Message-ID: 19419.962384051@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Eric Naujock " <naujocke(at)abacusii(dot)com> writes:
> How do I fix this.

> [postgres(at)aries bin]$ ./postmaster -i
> DEBUG:  Data Base System is starting up at Fri Jun 30 11:06:24 2000
> FATAL 2:  Control file context is broken
> FATAL 2:  Control file context is broken
> Startup failed - abort
> [postgres(at)aries bin]$

Hmm.  Your pg_control file is messed up, apparently.  Not sure how it
could have gotten that way; this is the first report of such a failure
that I can recall hearing about.

Probably your best bet for fixing this is to initdb a fresh database
directory and then use pg_upgrade to move your existing user data into
the new database.  Read the pg_upgrade directions *carefully* --- it's
a little bit tricky to use correctly.

			regards, tom lane

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