To start the PostgreSQL server on macOS, you can follow these steps:
- Open a terminal window.
- Navigate to the directory where PostgreSQL is installed. By default, it is installed in the
- Run the following command to start the PostgreSQL server:
sudo pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data start
Note that you may need to provide your administrator password when prompted.
- The PostgreSQL server should now start running. You can verify its status by running the following command:
sudo pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data status
If the server is running, you should see a message indicating that it is running and the port number it is listening on.
That's it! The PostgreSQL server should now be running on your macOS machine.