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Disable/Enable PostgreSQL Autostart on Mac OS X Lion
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
"http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Label</key>
<string>com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.1</string>
<key>ProgramArguments</key>
<array>
<string>/Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/bin/postmaster</string>
<string>-D/Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/data</string>
</array>
<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>
<key>UserName</key>
<string>postgres</string>
<key>KeepAlive</key>
<dict>
<key>SuccessfulExit</key>
<false/>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>
## Stop PostgreSQL from auto starting in Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.1.plist
## Enable PostgreSQL to auto start in Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.1.plist
## Manually Start PostgreSQL
## su as user "postgres" and run server:
cd /Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/bin/
./pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/data/ start
## Manually Stop PostgreSQL
./pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/data/ stop
## Note:
## - Without "sudo" the commands seem to run successfully but don't take effect
## - Contents of com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.1.plist in attached file (Permission MUST be: -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel)
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