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Re: postgres stopped working

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Mário Gamito <gamito(at)netual(dot)pt>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgres stopped working
Date: 2004-09-08 17:39:06
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?M=E1rio_Gamito?= <gamito(at)netual(dot)pt> writes:
> Well, postgres then died and now, refuses to start.
> /var/log/pgsql is 0 bytes size :(

You may be using a start script that sends the postmaster's stderr to
/dev/null :-(.  You can tweak the script, or change postgresql.conf
to log to syslog instead of stderr.  This will not of course make things
work, but at least you should be able to see the failure message ...

			regards, tom lane

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