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III. PostgreSQL Server Applications

This part contains reference information for PostgreSQL server applications and support utilities. These commands can only be run usefully on the host where the database server resides. Other utility programs are listed in Reference II, PostgreSQL Client Applications.

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initdb -- create a new PostgreSQL database cluster
ipcclean -- remove shared memory and semaphores from a failed PostgreSQL server
pg_controldata -- display control information of a PostgreSQL database cluster
pg_ctl -- start, stop, or restart a PostgreSQL server
pg_resetxlog -- reset the write-ahead log and other control information of a PostgreSQL database cluster
postgres -- run a PostgreSQL server in single-user mode
postmaster -- PostgreSQL multiuser database server

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