For some months now my Astaro firewall was unable to start the PostgreSQL service on boot. Since this didn’t seem to have any real impact on function or performance, I started some feeble attempts at fixing it but never succeeded until today.
The solution is quite easy: After logging in as root on the Astaro’s console, you just have to move all the databases and the reposting logs out of the way:
mv data data.broken
mv pgsql pgsql.broken
Afterwards, just start the PostgreSQL service manually:
I also noticed that running without PostgreSQL actually did have some (minor) impact. After restarting the service I got delivered some mails that had hung in the queue since January 6. Will have to flush all the queues to make sure everything is clean again, I guess.