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In Mac OS ,Postgres after changing data folder location . Unable to start Postgres database . it doesnt give any error

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http://serverfault.com – I'm trying to use Postgres on a Mac. After changing the location of the data folder, postgres didnt start. It doesnt give any error message. I've copied the data folder from another location, and I've tried running ./pg_ctl -D location -l logfile start from the directory where pg_ctl is located. It gives the message Server Started, but when i check using ps -ef | grep postgres, no PID is returned. I wonder if on MacOS X, it's necessary to run initdb again on a Mac - in Windows we can easily change the data folder and it works in any location. Please help me. (HowTos)