Monday Postgres derp

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Reloading a test Postgres server:

# /etc/init.d/postgresql reload
==>* Reloading PostgreSQL 9.3 database server
==>* pg_ctl: PID file "/var/lib/postgresql/9.3/main/postmaster.pid" \
==> does not exist  [fail]

The problem? Yes, I attempted to reload a service I hadn’t started.

# /etc/init.d/postgresql start
==> * Starting PostgreSQL 9.3 database server    [ OK ] 

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