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Re: running postgresql as a linux service

From: Jeff MacDonald <jam(at)zoidtechnologies(dot)com>
To: Raul Secan <raul(at)zerosoft(dot)ro>
Cc: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: running postgresql as a linux service
Date: 2004-03-18 17:52:18
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 05:22:07PM +0200, Raul Secan wrote:
> Hello, I have succesfuly installed PostgreSQL 7.4.1, on my OS which is Red Hat Linux 9.0.
> I start the server with:
> $ pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l logfile start 
> And stop it with:
> $ pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data stop -m fast
> There are two questions here, which I want to put to you guys:

> 1. How can make PostgreSQL run as a Linux service so database server
> starts at each reboot

run 'ntsysv' as root, and make sure the checkbox next to "postgresql" is
turned on.

> 2. How can I register the PGDATA environment variable, so I don't have to
> use -D /usr/local/pgsql/data parameter (and don't use -l logfile if it is
> posible) when run the start command

I generally use something like:

# /usr/sbin/service postgresql start
to start the service, and "stop" to stop it. this *should* take care of
dealing with the -D option.

> Thanks, Raul Secan.

hope that helps.


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