Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

PostgreSQL now comes with Server on 10.8+. However, postgres seems to require restarting often. How can I keep postgres running without having to restart it so often?

share|improve this question
What do you mean require restarting often? I've never had that problem. – Enrico Susatyo Sep 7 '12 at 6:27
If I don't hit the database for a while, postgres shuts down. It works fine after I do a "sudo serveradmin start postgres" but I have to do that quite often. – Erik Sep 7 '12 at 6:40
I have 10.8.2 with server and I don't see PostgreSQL as an option. Where is it? – user34600 Nov 12 '12 at 22:33

Not sure if it's the same in Mountain Lion Server, but perhaps this will help:

Disable automatic application termination in OS X

share|improve this answer
Please consider providing some important and applicable bits of information from the provided link; it's best practices to provide information from links in context. – Ethan Lee Nov 16 '12 at 0:12

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.