PostgreSQL is a powerful, enterprise-class, open-source relational database management system. Managing the PostgreSQL database server on Linux CentOS 6 involves starting, stopping, and restarting the server as needed. This guide will walk you through the process of managing the PostgreSQL server on CentOS 6.
Step 1: Start the PostgreSQL Server
To start the PostgreSQL server on CentOS 6, run the following command:
sudo service postgresql start
This command initializes the PostgreSQL server and starts it as a background process.
Starting postgresql service: [ OK ]
Step 2: Stop the PostgreSQL Server
To stop the PostgreSQL server, execute the following command:
sudo service postgresql stop
This command stops the PostgreSQL server and terminates all active connections.
Stopping postgresql service: [ OK ]
Step 3: Restart the PostgreSQL Server
If you need to restart the PostgreSQL server to apply configuration changes or for other maintenance reasons, use the following command:
sudo service postgresql restart
This command stops the PostgreSQL server, then starts it again.
Stopping postgresql service: [ OK ] Starting postgresql service: [ OK ]
- sudo service postgresql start – Starts the PostgreSQL server.
- sudo service postgresql stop – Stops the PostgreSQL server.
- sudo service postgresql restart – Restarts the PostgreSQL server.
In this guide, we have shown you how to start, stop, and restart the PostgreSQL server on CentOS 6. Managing the PostgreSQL server is essential for maintaining a stable and efficient database environment. By following these steps, you can ensure that your PostgreSQL server is running optimally and can handle any required maintenance tasks.
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