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Re: Task manager fails to terminate postmaster process.

From: Geoffrey Ducharme <geoffrey(dot)ducharme(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Task manager fails to terminate postmaster process.
Date: 2005-02-18 22:39:42
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Thanks for the tip. I tried logging in as the service and I managed to
shut down the service.

I also saw how I had originally misconfigured the system. Since not
all accounts are stored in the same place, I had to dig in a little
deeper to grab the old, wrong account. From there, reinstalling
Postgresql, "dump"ing from the XP machine and migrating was a snap.

Thank you again,

Geoffrey


On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:42:15 -0800, Joshua D. Drake
<jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> Geoffrey Ducharme wrote:
> > Hi everyone, I'm new to PostgreSQL administration. I hope the people
> > here will have some ideas to help me out.
> >
> > My current situation is that I am moving my database across machines
> > without access to network. It would be possible, but more difficult to
> > install a network.
> >
> > I understand that the recommanded way to make a back up is to shut
> > down the postmaster and related process, then copy the files. This
> > worked fine on the donor machine. (Windows XP SP2 postgresql 8.0.1)
> >
> > I grabbed the file to send them to the receiving machine (Win 2000) On
> > this one, however, I had a problem. The Task Manager does not allow me
> > to shut off the postmaster process. Specificaly the error message
> > says:"Unable to terminate process, the requested operation could not
> > be completed. Access is denied".
> 
> It sounds like you are trying to shut down the service without being an
> administrator or the owner of PostgreSQL?
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Joshua D. Drake
> 
> >
> > My impression is that such an error message wold only happen on system
> > critical process.
> >
> > So, what is the problem? Is this the right path to migration? Would
> > installing the network a be a better solution?
> >
> > Wondering,
> >
> > Geoffrey
> >
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> >
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