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Re: Postgres error

From: Paul Lambert <paul(dot)lambert(at)autoledgers(dot)com(dot)au>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres error
Date: 2007-05-18 05:19:01
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Ritu Khetan wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I am getting the following error when I start Postgres 8.1 from the command
> prompt on windows:
> pg_ctl start -D e:/crisilfe/crisil/pgsql/data
> postmaster starting
> E:\Crisilfe\Crisil\pgsql\bin>LOG:  could not rename file
> "global/config_exec_par
>" to "global/config_exec_params", continuing to try
> pg_ctl start -D e:/crisilfe/crisil/pgsql/data
> pg_ctl: another postmaster may be running; trying to start postmaster
> anyway
> FATAL:  lock file "" already exists
> HINT:  Is another postmaster (PID 2672) running in data directory
> "e:/crisilfe/c
> risil/pgsql/data"?
> pg_ctl: could not start postmaster
> Examine the log output.
> Can someone thro some light on what causing this. Need urgent help...
> Regards,
> Ritu
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PG runs as a service on windows - if you look in service control manager 
is it started?

If you look in task manager are there any postmaster.exe's running?

Paul Lambert
Database Administrator

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