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Re: URGENT :: FATAL: could not create lock file "postmaster.pid": Permission denied

From: Kranti™ K K Parisa <kranti(dot)parisa(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Renato Oliveira <renato(dot)oliveira(at)grant(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: URGENT :: FATAL: could not create lock file "postmaster.pid": Permission denied
Date: 2010-01-28 08:24:17
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hi,

i got that, i checked the folder permissions and given full rights to
postgres user now i am able to start the service.

thanks very much and nice meeting you this way.

Best Regards,
Kranti K K Parisa



On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Renato Oliveira <
renato(dot)oliveira(at)grant(dot)co(dot)uk> wrote:

>    How are you trying to start the postgres service?
>
> Which user are you trying to start it with?
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> Renato Oliveira
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> *From:* Kranti™ K K Parisa [mailto:kranti(dot)parisa(at)gmail(dot)com]
> *Sent:* 28 January 2010 08:20
> *To:* Renato Oliveira; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> *Subject:* Re: [ADMIN] URGENT :: FATAL: could not create lock file
> "postmaster.pid": Permission denied
>
>
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> Hi,
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>
>
> Thanks for the quick reply. Could you please guide me where could I check
> the settings or so to identify where postmaster is trying to create the pid
> file?
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Kranti K K Parisa
>
>
>  On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Renato Oliveira <
> renato(dot)oliveira(at)grant(dot)co(dot)uk> wrote:
>
> I would check where postmaster is trying to create the pid and check if
> postgres has permission to write to the folder.
>
> Then Maybe change the location for pid creation.
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>
>
> Check also postgreslog and see if you can spot the error.
>
>
>
> R
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>
>
> Renato Oliveira
> Systems Administrator
> e-mail: renato(dot)oliveira(at)grant(dot)co(dot)uk
>
>
>
> Tel: +44 (0)1763 260811
> Fax: +44 (0)1763 262410
> www.grant.co.uk
>
>
>
> Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Ltd
>
> Company registered in England, registration number 658133
>
> Registered office address:
> 29 Station Road,
> Shepreth,
> CAMBS SG8 6GB
> UK
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org [mailto:
> pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] *On Behalf Of *Kranti™ K K Parisa
> *Sent:* 28 January 2010 08:11
> *To:* pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> *Subject:* [ADMIN] URGENT :: FATAL: could not create lock file
> "postmaster.pid": Permission denied
>
>
>
> FATAL:  could not create lock file "postmaster.pid": Permission denied
>
>
>
> getting this error during servic startup.
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> please suggest quickly as its a production database
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> thanks in advance.
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>
> Best Regards,
> Kranti K K Parisa
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