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PostgreSQL: restore a record from a backup

We have a Rails app backed by a PostgreSQL DB and hosted on Heroku. We recently had a bug that deleted some (very few before we caught it) records. Excuse my ignorance but is there a straightforward ...
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Postgresql performance issues when issuing many small inserts and updates one at a time

I have a production web server with postgresql database. My server gets data from another server every hour on the hour. The other server wakes up and sends many requests to my server, each result in ...
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Can I export a PostgreSQL database from Heroku and Import as a PostGIS database in Digital Ocean?

Disclaimer: This may be a dumb question. This is honestly way over my head... one of the pitfalls of using Heroku for too long. I have a PostgreSQL database on Heroku. Now I'm migrating to Digital ...
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Heroku Postgres Follower

I'm currently looking at creating a follower db of a live production database. The follower will be used for analytics purposes only. And will not be inserting any data - if it did then it would be by ...
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Pass a URI as a pgAdmin parameter

I can connect to Heroku with psql passing a URI: $ psql postgres://user:password@ec2-54-243-xxx-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com:5432/d7xkxididkdi I want to do the same with pgAdmin: $ pgadmin3 -qc ...
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How to convert time without time zone to timestamp without time zone in PostgreSQL?

I received this error when trying to alter a column of type time to type timestamp: PG::CannotCoerce: ERROR: cannot cast type time without time zone to timestamp without time zone It's not ...
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On Heroku in production, how can I copy database A to database B on command?

From my local terminal, I can use the following commands to do what I need to do: heroku pgbackups:capture --expire heroku pgbackups:restore charcoal --confirm max-kiosk However, I want to do this ...
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Will Amazon RDS for Postgres be as convenient as using Heroku Postgres?

I'm currently running a Heroku Rails app and our Postgres DB has grown to a data size of 50GB, and our DB cache hit rate is at 93%. We're on the legacy Ronin ($200/month) plan (1.7GB) and probably ...
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How can I pg_dump my database while excluding extensions?

I am trying to migrate my PostgreSQL 9.3 database to heroku. My database uses the UUID-ossp contrib extension I am not able to load my db onto Heroku because ERROR: permission denied for language ...
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Migrate heroku database to Amazon RDS with minimum downtime

I have a heroku postgres database and want to migrate it to Amazon RDS to save cost. What's a way to do so with minimum downtime? Usually this involves replicating database in real time and then ...
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Finding by ID in postgresql very slow on big table

I have videos table with 18M rows. When I search for particular video by ID, it takes up to 6 seconds to complete. Sometimes it takes few milliseconds, sometimes up to 6 seconds, but on average it is ...
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Is it possible for heroku postgres follower database to follow non-heroku postgres master?

I am considering to move our site's database from our dedicated db server to heroku postgres. as we have a few gigs of data in the db and don't want to take it down for a long migration downtime it ...
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Write performance of Postgresql 9.1 with read-only slave

I have a Postgresql 9.1 database that is being hosted by Heroku. It currently has a read-only "follower". I need to truncate several large tables (over 100GB) of data and reloads them. Is the ...
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What is the equivalent of a “Certificate of Destruction” when using a cloud-hosted database?

We have a Rails application hosted by Heroku and using an Heroku Postgres database. Some of the information we store is considered to be sensitive by our users, and we've been asked if we can provide ...
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“custom archiver out of memory” error when restoring large DB using pg_restore

I'm trying to a restore a local copy of a 30GB DB (with only one table) dumped using the Heroku wrappers (described here) using pg_restore. The Heroku DB is using 9.1.7 and I have had the same result ...
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How can I export a subset of tabledata from a prodution database into my local testing database?

We have a relatively big production postgres based db: ~20GB. The PostgreSQL database is hosted on heroku. I would like to copy a small subset of the table data to my local database so I can run ...
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Heroku PostgresApp - Fails to start with edited postgresql.conf

I am trying to tune my local pg running from the Heroku Postgress App. I am seeing strange errors in the OSX console whenever I change some of the internal settings: PM Postgres[78709]: Could not ...
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Ensure correct username when using pg_restore

I have just installed postgres 9.1.6 on a local Ubuntu server. Now I'm trying to restore a database dump from a database on Heroku. The local database is setup like this: sudo -u postgres psql -c ...