On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 05:22:07PM +0200, Raul Secan wrote:
> Hello, I have succesfuly installed PostgreSQL 7.4.1, on my OS which is Red Hat Linux 9.0.
> I start the server with:
> $ pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l logfile start
> And stop it with:
> $ pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data stop -m fast
> There are two questions here, which I want to put to you guys:
> 1. How can make PostgreSQL run as a Linux service so database server
> starts at each reboot
run 'ntsysv' as root, and make sure the checkbox next to "postgresql" is
> 2. How can I register the PGDATA environment variable, so I don't have to
> use -D /usr/local/pgsql/data parameter (and don't use -l logfile if it is
> posible) when run the start command
I generally use something like:
# /usr/sbin/service postgresql start
to start the service, and "stop" to stop it. this *should* take care of
dealing with the -D option.
> Thanks, Raul Secan.
hope that helps.
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