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How to shutdown PostgreSQL in WinXP

From: "David Flory" <flory(at)fdu(dot)edu>
To: <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: How to shutdown PostgreSQL in WinXP
Date: 2004-04-01 04:48:40
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I have successfully compiled and installed the postgres-snapshot
development distribution on a Windows XP SP1 system using the
MinGW/Msys environment.  It runs and I can use psql to connect. My
question is how do I (gracefully) stop it?

I come from an Oracle environment where one would login AS SYSDBA or
INTERNAL and issue a SHUTDOWN command, NORMAL (smart) or IMMEDIATE
(fast) or ABORT (immediate).  In WinXP one can also stop the service.
 All of these (except ABORT) produces a graceful shutdown.

It looks as if the pg_ctl shell should produce the result except that
it doesn't work. There seems to be a problem with the correct PID and
with sending a signal in a Win32 environment. I can stop postmaster
and the postgres processes using kill or task manager but neither is
a "smart" or "fast" shutdown. 

Clearly, I am a novice on PostgreSQL and I hope I haven't overlooked
an obvious piece of documentation. I also realize that we are still
very much in development. A kludge or work-around would be fine. If I
have missed an obvious solution, I apologize to the list.

Tia, David

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