III. PostgreSQL Server Applications

This part contains reference information for PostgreSQL server applications and support utilities. These commands can only be run usefully on the host where the database server resides. Other utility programs are listed in Reference II, PostgreSQL Client Applications.

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initdb -- create a new PostgreSQL database cluster
initlocation -- create a secondary PostgreSQL database storage area
ipcclean -- remove shared memory and semaphores from an aborted PostgreSQL server
pg_ctl -- start, stop, or restart a PostgreSQL server
pg_controldata -- display server-wide control information
pg_resetxlog -- reset write-ahead log and pg_control contents
postgres -- run a PostgreSQL server in single-user mode
postmaster -- PostgreSQL multiuser database server