Managing the PostgreSQL Service

The PostgreSQL service is the database from which PureMessage reports are generated. PostgreSQL also stores user resource data and often serves as the quarantine database. The PostgreSQL service will only appear in the Background Services table if PostgreSQL is installed. The service status and process ID are displayed in the Background Services table. The port that the service uses is shown in the Details column.

For additional information, click PostgreSQL Service to view the PostgreSQL Service: Status page, which also shows the service's state of readiness, and the host on which the PostgreSQL service is running.

The PostgreSQL Service: Status page displays the following information in the PostgreSQL Status table:

  • Status: Whether the service is running.
  • Summary: A summary of the major PureMessage features using the PostgreSQL database service and the port number they use to access it.
  • Ready: The readiness state of the service.
  • Port: The port number used to communicate with the service.
  • Hostname: The hostname on which the service is running.
  • PID: The Unix/Linux Process ID.

To manage the PostgreSQL Service: Click Start, Restart, or Stop to perform these actions. Only currently available actions are displayed.