I entered "FW > inet" in a description and apparently that killed postgresql as
systemctl status postgresql now shows...
- user@netbox:~# systemctl status postgresql
- ● postgresql.service - PostgreSQL RDBMS
- Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/postgresql.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
- Active: active (exited) since Fri 2021-08-27 14:59:44 UTC; 3 months 23 days ago
- Main PID: 1334 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
- Tasks: 0 (limit: 9470)
- Memory: 0B
- CGroup: /system.slice/postgresql.service
- Aug 27 14:59:44 lxa-netbox systemd: Starting PostgreSQL RDBMS...
- Aug 27 14:59:44 lxa-netbox systemd: Finished PostgreSQL RDBMS.
I didn't realize the issue was with the DB till I tried to get into it to modify that record.
I will commence Googling postgresql issues shortly (after today's useless meeting) but I thought someone might already have run into this and I also thought that folks might want to know. I can't really imagine that no one else is using > in a description so maybe this is something particular to my installation. It's as vanilla as I can keep it so any pointers as to what to look at are welcome.
FYI, I'm jumping to the conclusion that the > killed things because...
- it had been working earlier in the day
- I got "server error" from the web page immediately after entering the description with the >.
Thanks for any pointers