Re: Unable to connect to a specific database

From: "Sally Sally" <dedeb17(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unable to connect to a specific database
Date: 2006-01-16 17:50:26
Message-ID: BAY101-F325C612D990D4CAB81AE98AB1B0@phx.gbl
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Well after kill -9, it was in recovery mode but I restarted the server
again. It took a while (~ 45min) but it connected again. I have noticed that
after a vacuum it takes a while to connect for the first time. You mentioned
kill -9 is very bad news. Everything seems to be working fine now, should I
be worried? What are the consequences?
Thanks

>From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
>To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
>Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Unable to connect to a specific database
>Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:38:09 -0500
>
>On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 09:19:30PM -0500, Christopher Browne wrote:
> > It is possible that you have corrupted the database by issuing "kill
> > -9."
>
>If that's true, then WAL doesn't work. kill -9 shouldn't be any more
>harmful than a machine crash. That is to say, it's very bad news,
>but it shouldn't actually corrupt the database.
>
>A
>
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>Andrew Sullivan | ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca
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