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NAME

       pgpool - PostgreSQL connection pool daemon

SYNOPSIS

       pgpool [ -d ] [ -f file ] [ -n ] [ -h ]

       pgpool [ -d ] [ -f file ] [ -m mode ] stop

       pgpool  [  -d  ]  [ -f file ] [ -m mode ] [ -s m[aster] | s[econdary] ]
       switch

DESCRIPTION

       pgpool is a connection pool server for PostgreSQL.  pgpool runs between
       PostgreSQL’s  client  and server.  Any PostgreSQL client can connect to
       pgpool as  if  it’s  a  real  PostgreSQL  server.   pgpool  caches  the
       connection  to the PostgreSQL server to reduce the overhead involved in
       establishing the connection to it.  pgpool can also be  used  with  two
       PostgreSQL  servers  for  fail over purposes.  If the first server goes
       down, pgpool will automatically switch to the secondary server.

       When started without arguments,  pgpool  starts  as  a  daemon  in  the
       background.   When started with the argument stop, pgpool is shut down.
       With the  argument  switch,  pgpool  will  switch  between  master  and
       secondary  servers.   If  only one server is configured, this will only
       restart the child processes.

       On  Debian  systems,  pgpool  is  normally  started  and  stopped   via
       /etc/init.d/pgpool.

OPTIONS

       -d     Print lots of debug messages.

       -f path
              Sets    the   path   to   the   configuration   file   (default:
              /etc/pgpool.conf).

       -h     Print a help message and exit.

       -m mode
              Shutdown mode: smart, fast, or immediate.

       -n     Do not start as daemon.  Error messages go to stdout or  stderr.
              Thus  you  could  play  with  utilities  such  as  logger(1) and
              rotatelogs(8).  You need to run in background explicitly if  you
              use this option.

       -s m[aster] | s[econdary]
              Determines  which server to switch away from.  If this option is
              omitted, the master goes down.

FILES

       /etc/pgpool.conf
              Default configuration file

SEE ALSO

       logger(1), postmaster(1), rotatelogs(8)

       Additional    information    can    be    found     in     the     file
       /usr/share/doc/pgpool/README.gz.

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Peter  Eisentraut  for the Debian
       project.

                                  16 Nov 2004                        PGPOOL(8)