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Re: PostgreSQL server not starting.

From: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Vishnu S(dot)" <vishnu(dot)s(at)nestgroup(dot)net>
Cc: Sachin Srivastava <sachin(dot)srivastava(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL server not starting.
Date: 2010-09-30 14:07:05
Message-ID: AANLkTiknRgfHvADN4fjDNO=tXYD2QvwjAd_wBqXGj2Zx@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 5:09 AM, Vishnu S. <vishnu(dot)s(at)nestgroup(dot)net> wrote:
> On starting the server  using pg_ctl command the following message is shown.
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> server starting
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> C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.4\bin>2010-09-30 14:36:07 ISTLOG:  could not
> create file "postmaster.opts": Permission denied.
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Are you running pg_ctl from the postgres account? If not, this could
be unrelated to the core issue.  Typically to attempt manually pg_ctl
start you runas a console into the postgres account.

If the database starts w/o error from postgres account, my money is on
user/password issue which is endless headache on windows pg servers
(at least, they were for me when I was on windows).

merlin

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