When I issue: /sbin/chkconfig --list | grep postgres
it comes back with:
postgresql_ORG 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
postgresql 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
I felt a bit strange that it says 'off' at run level 6.
I went into /etc/rc.d and issued:
sudo find . -name \*postgresql\* -ls | grep S98postgresql
and it came back with:
15618186 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Aug 21 17:00 ./rc4.d/S98postgresql -> ../init.d/postgresql
15618294 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Aug 21 17:00 ./rc3.d/S98postgresql -> ../init.d/postgresql
15618351 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Aug 21 17:00 ./rc2.d/S98postgresql -> ../init.d/postgresql
15618024 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Aug 21 17:00 ./rc5.d/S98postgresql -> ../init.d/postgresql
Next, I went into /etc/rc.d/rc6.d and typed:
and it gave me this:
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Aug 21 17:00 S98postgresq -> ../init.d/postgresql
There is an 'l' missing from the name! I thought for a moment
I found the culprit, but then I issued the command below:
/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep '6:on'
and it returned nothing.
I am a bit confused. As I understand, run level 6 means, in
redhat context, shutdown and reboot. But it seems in my case
nothing is turned on for level 6. Then that missing 'l'
is really of no significance?
Any thoughts? Clues?
From: Scott Marlowe [mailto:scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com]
Sent: Thu 9/25/2008 12:46 PM
To: Tena Sakai
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] postgres at reboot
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Tena Sakai <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu> wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> About 1.5 month ago, my machine (which runs redhat linux
> 2.6.9-78.0.1.ELsmp on Dell hardware with postgres 8.3.3)
> had a terrible crash. I am mostly recovered, but there
> is at least one more thing that's not right.
> Namely, when the machine gets rebooted, postgres doesn't
> start automatically. Before the crash, there was no such
In RH, you use chkconfig to see what's set to start:
will show you all the services and what run levels they come up in.
chkconfig servicename on|off -- will turn a service on or off at boot.
service servicename start -- will start a service.
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