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Re: BUG #5207: unable to start postgresql server services

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: denny saviant <konohablueflash(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5207: unable to start postgresql server services
Date: 2009-11-25 20:27:50
Message-ID: 603c8f070911251227y41f8a40dv59545cd30865adab@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 9:13 AM, denny saviant
<konohablueflash(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>
> The following bug has been logged online:
>
> Bug reference:      5207
> Logged by:          denny saviant
> Email address:      konohablueflash(at)gmail(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.4.1
> Operating system:   windows xp pro sp3
> Description:        unable to start postgresql server services
> Details:
>
> I installed my postgresql 8.4.1 successfully without any problems. But there
> was a problem,the server service won't run. After spending hours of
> searching i postgre mailing list. I able to solve it by following the
> instruction in
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-admin/2006-05/msg00168.php .
> which is by assigning Log on as local system account in services properties.
> And voila, it works..
>
> couple days later, this kind of trouble come again exactly after i restart
> w3svc service and restart my PC. (i know it after checking the log).
>
> And here's the windows event log that shows the failure..
>
> Waiting for server startup...
>
> LOG:  unrecognized "log_destination" key word: "stdmsg"
>
> FATAL:  invalid value for parameter "log_destination": "stdmsg"
>
> Is there anyone know how to solve this?
> I am currently using this postgresql server as my dbms of choice to finish
> my minor project assignment in college.

Sounds like you have a bad setting for log_destination in your
postgresql.conf file.

...Robert

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