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Re: Postgres service won't start, doesn't log any errors

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "100-eti" <100-eti(at)csc-scc(dot)gc(dot)ca>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres service won't start, doesn't log any errors
Date: 2010-11-30 15:21:03
Message-ID: 4CF4C1FF0200002500037F71@gw.wicourts.gov (view raw or flat)
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100-eti <100-eti(at)csc-scc(dot)gc(dot)ca> wrote:
 
> Not sure if this helps, but the Services dialogue I get now is:
> 
> "The postgresql-9.0 - PostGreSQL Server 9.0 service on Local
> Computer started and then stopped.  Some services stop
> automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the
> Performance Logs and Alerts service."
> 
> In my case it starts, then stops.  There is data in the data
> directory, so I can only assume that the database is
> initialized...  Also, the password is correct for the service.
 
There is probably a log file somewhere which will tell you what the
problem is.  If the log information is being thrown away, you may
need to try starting PostgreSQL from a command line and specifying
the log file.  Without information from the log, we would only be
guessing.
 
-Kevin

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