October 23rd, 2003, 10:12 AM
Help: Start server in background mode.
How can I start the postresql server in backgound mode. Wherever I try I get permission denied in logfile creation.
Last time I tried the command "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/data -l /tmp/pgsql.log start".
October 23rd, 2003, 12:06 PM
the command "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/data -l /tmp/pgsql.log start"
shows you are trying to create the log message in /tmp so you could do ls -l on / and see what the permissions are for /tmp and who is the owner?? also, what user are you trying to start postgres as? maybe you could just try putting the logfile in /home/postgres or something
October 27th, 2003, 04:35 AM
Thanks metaBarf. Changing the location of logfile to /home/postgres solved my problem.