Vertica database startup issue

Document ID : KB000115858
Last Modified Date : 26/09/2018
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Can't start the Vertica database

Error: the vertica process for the database is running on the following hosts:

This may be because the process has not completed previous shutdown activities. Please wait and retry again.
Database start up failed.  Processes still running.
Any CAPM environment
Hung vertica processes
There are likely hung vertica processes that must be killed before attempting to restart vertica. 

Do the following on each vertica node:
  • Simply do ps aux |grep vertica
  • kill -9 any running vertica processes
  • Restart vertica through adminTools
Vertica should now start successfully