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I start my postgreSQL-Db with this command:

/usr/lib/postgresql/8.4/bin/pg_ctl
    -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
    -l /var/log/globus/postgresql.log -o -i start

are the parameters kept if I restart the sql server with

/etc/init.d/postgresql restart

Thank you!

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"I don't know" but I doubt it.

You should read /etc/init.d/postgresql to see what it actually does.

I'm not sure on the 'best practice' but I would assume that most options you can give on the command line can be set in postgresql's configuration file instead.

If you are able to specify those options in the configuration file, I would strongly suggest you do so, rather than modifying /etc/init.d/postgresql.

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Thank you for your answer! I will check the file and the configuration possibilities... – strauberry Jul 13 '11 at 18:01

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