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Manually Start/Stop PostgresSQL on Mac
# Stop PostgreSQL from auto starting
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.3.plist
# Enable PostgreSQL to auto start
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.edb.launchd.postgresql-9.3.plist
# Start postgres
$ sudo su postgres
Password:
bash-3.2$ pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/9.3/data/ start
waiting for server to shut down.... done
server stopped
bash-3.2$
# Stop postgres
$ sudo su postgres
Password:
bash-3.2$ pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/9.3/data/ stop
waiting for server to shut down.... done
server stopped
bash-3.2$
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