Using pg_ctl to Control Advanced Server v10
You can use the
pg_ctl utility to control an Advanced Server service from the command line on any platform.
pg_ctl allows you to start, stop, or restart the Advanced Server database server, reload the configuration parameters, or display the status of a running server. To invoke the utility, assume the identity of the cluster owner, navigate into the home directory of Advanced Server, and issue the command:
data_directory is the location of the data controlled by the Advanced Server cluster.
action specifies the action taken by the
pg_ctl utility. Specify:
startto start the service.
stopto stop the service.
restartto stop and then start the service.
reloadsends the server a
SIGHUPsignal, reloading configuration parameters
statusto discover the current status of the service.
For more information about using the
pg_ctl utility, or the command line options available, see the official PostgreSQL Core Documentation available at: