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Problems with Postgres not starting up right

posted Dec 30, 2008, 1:09 PM by Jade Rubick
This morning, I received an email from a monitoring service that let me know that one of the sites I am responsible for was not responding.

The message on the server's main page said that the database was down.

So I log into the server, take down Aolserver, and attempt to restart Postgres:

svc -d /service/servername

www:~# /etc/init.d/postgresql restart
Stopping PostgreSQL database server: postmaster/usr/lib/postgresql/bin/pg_ctl: kill: (30083) - No such process
pg_ctl: postmaster does not shut down
Starting PostgreSQL database server: postmaster ((null) already running.).

www:~# su - postgres
postgres@www:~$ pg_ctl stop
waiting for postmaster to shut down...2005-01-17 10:26:12 [1548] LOG:  received smart shutdown request
.2005-01-17 10:26:12 [1590] LOG:  shutting down
..2005-01-17 10:26:15 [1590] LOG:  database system is shut down
postmaster successfully shut down
postgres@www:~$ exit
www:~# /etc/init.d/postgresql start