[clug] Alarming SuSE/Postgres problem

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Fri Jun 17 03:42:16 GMT 2005

You wrote:

> If the system was running for more than a few hours (heck, five seconds of
> idle time is usually enough), then it's not the WAL, filesystem or IDE caches
> that caused your problem.

A few weeks and about 20 Mb of data.

> I would start looking at things like an update moving the database directory from


Thanks for that, bingo! There's a database in /usr/local/pgsql. It also
gives me a sneaking suspicion of what may have changed the default location.
I created an RPM installer for PostGIS and while it *shouldn't* have done
anything other than install some libraries, I'll have to confirm that it's
not fiddling any startup files. That or a difference of opinion between
pg_ctl and /etc/init.d/postgresql.



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