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Re: pg_ctl reload query

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_ctl reload query
Date: 2008-02-21 17:02:44
Message-ID: 20080221170244.GL17293@crankycanuck.ca (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 04:01:00PM +1030, Shilpa Sudhakar wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Wanted to know what does pg_ctl do in the background when we run *pg_ctl 
> -D datadir reload *

It sends a SIGHUP to the back end.
 
> command. Generally, it just reloads the files and everything works fine.
> But strangely, last time when we ran the reload command and tried to 
> access *psql dbname, *
> It gives a message *"database shutting down" *

Are you sure you didn't issue "restart" instead?  It's an easy enough
mistake to make.

A

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