Helge Bahmann <bahmann(at)math(dot)tu-freiberg(dot)de> writes:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Gaetan GUYODO wrote:
>> a few minutes ago, an electric fail... my computer had a violent shutdown !
>> What must I do, just restart postmaster, or clean some files, or do something
>> else ?
> Manually remove the socket /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432 and postmaster should start
If that fixes it, next consider updating to a more recent version of
Postgres. I know 7.1 can figure out for itself to remove an old socket
file; don't recall about 7.0. 7.1 should be more stable in the face of
power losses anyway, because of its use of WAL.
regards, tom lane
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