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Re: [GENERAL] "global/pg_control": Permission denied

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
To: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Administration <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, General PostgreSQL List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] "global/pg_control": Permission denied
Date: 2007-11-15 17:27:07
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Richard Broersma Jr wrote:
> --- On Thu, 11/15/07, Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> > My desktop (acting as a db-server for my discipline's
> > group) has it power cycled this morning at 4:10
> >...
> > C:\Program
> > Files\PostgreSQL\8.2\bin>2007-11-15 06:36:13
> > PANIC:  could not open control file
> > "global/pg_control": Permission denied
> >...
> Does anyone have any comments on how to restore db operation after
> encounter this failure?  Do I need to go as far have re-installing
> Postgres and restoring from a dump?

What is the problem with the file?  Why is it not accessible to

My guess is that something (antivirus?) was messing with the file when
the system died.

Alvaro Herrera        
Y dijo Dios: "Que sea Satanás, para que la gente no me culpe de todo a mí."
"Y que hayan abogados, para que la gente no culpe de todo a Satanás"

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