postgres: [2-1] FATAL: the database is starting up

cpghost cpghost at
Thu Aug 14 13:40:15 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 09:59:57AM +0700, fire jotawski wrote:
> hi sirs,
> apologize me for disturbing the list but i faced the strange problem that i
> can not understand every times i boot my machine.
> every time i boot the machine i always get the message that says
> postgres[pid]: [2-1] FATAL: the database system is starting
> later on after logged in as root, i check for process, i found the
> postgresql has been started .  so what the reason for the message at during
> start up then.

IIRC, PostgreSQL always starts with this FATAL message. It still
works flawlessly nonetheless. If there are no other FATAL messages,
this one may not be a reason for concern.

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