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I upgraded my postgresql to 9.3 following the instruction found here

When I run sudo service postgresql start

it shows

 * Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server
 * Starting PostgreSQL 9.3 database server

I just want to use 9.3 now, (don't even need to start 9.1) and how do I do that?

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The auto-start of a specific PostgreSQL cluster is specified by its start.conf file.
For a postgresql 9.1 main cluster, it's /etc/postgresql/9.1/main/start.conf.

See the comments at the beginning of the file:

# Automatic startup configuration
# auto: automatically start/stop the cluster in the init script
# manual: do not start/stop in init scripts, but allow manual startup with
#         pg_ctlcluster
# disabled: do not allow manual startup with pg_ctlcluster (this can be easily
#           circumvented and is only meant to be a small protection for
#           accidents).
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