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Novell Data Synchronizer
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Unable to start postgres service
ERROR: “Starting PostgreSQLcould not start server ” while starting postgres
“rcpostgresql status ” output shows as unused
ps -aux | grep sql | grep -v grep does not show postgres running
Troubleshooting Steps / Resolution:
Edit /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf .
Change “silent_mode = on ” to “silent_mode = off “. This would provide more information as to why is it failing
Start postgresql by typing “rcpostgresql start ” and press Enter
Check if the following error is received. If yes, please follow the steps listed below the error
2010-11-22 19:15:45 MST WARNING: could not create listen socket for “localhost”
2010-11-22 19:15:45 MST FATAL: could not create any TCP/IP sockets
Make sure the following line exists at the very top. If not add it before other statements.
Make sure the following lines exist in the file. The following lines are from a DataSync server. Some lines may differ if this is not a DataSync server.
local all postgres ident sameuser
host all postgres 127.0.0.1/32 ident sameuser
host all postgres ::1/128 ident sameuser
local datasync all md5
host datasync all 127.0.0.1/32 md5
host datasync all ::1/128 md5
local postgres datasync_user md5
host postgres datasync_user 127.0.0.1/32 md5
host postgres datasync_user ::1/128 md5
local mobility all md5
host mobility all 127.0.0.1/32 md5
host mobility all ::1/128 md5
Restart the server.
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