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Make a backup file or save a DB in PostgreSQL

I have deployed for my data base in production a new groups of users; An admin user with full access to the DB ; A read only user ; A super admin user to manage all the DBs ; The matter is for ...
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how do I configure postgresql to find the pg_controldata command [on hold]

I am trying to execute the pg_controldata command, I got the error command not found. Then I checked: ls -l /usr/lib/postgresql/9.4/bin/ | grep "control" -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 25960 feb 5 18:24 ...
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Why postgresql-9.4 puts logs into syslog and server log [on hold]

I am tracking the postgresql-9.4 logs. Well, I check that postgresql is putting the logs in two places: /var/log/syslog /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.4-main.log Then, I suppose that it is a ...
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How to know how long my server is started

I am working with postgresql-9.4 and for support and monitoring tasks I need to know how long my server is started? Is there any function or way to know this? Is there an sql way to know it? I ...
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postmaster.opts in postgresql 9.3?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3, but the book I am reading "Beginning Databases with PostgreSQL From Novice to Professional" is using PostgreSQL 8. It mentions there is a postmaster.opts file which passes ...
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FOR LOOP in postgres [on hold]

I am not able to write a syntactically correct for loop in postgres that returns any data. DECLARE zipcode TEXT; BEGIN FOR cursorzip in (SELECT zip FROM myziptable) LOOP zipcode := cursorzip SELECT ...
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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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PostgreSQL - Minimum number of rows per group

The following is my query: SELECT * FROM ( SELECT f.max, f.min, p.user_id, p.id, p.title, p.rating, RANK() OVER ( PARTITION BY p.user_id ORDER BY p.rating DESC, p.id DESC ...
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Compare timestamps [on hold]

I am using psql 9.4.1 amd am looking for a way to select from a table if a timestamp1 is smaller than another timestamp2. I've tried select * from timestamps where timestamp1 < timestamp2; but ...
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Postgresql assign mutliple row query result to variable and continue execution

I'm trying to create a script that calls several stored procedures in PostgreSQL and print the result of some of them: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION script( vtoken character varying) RETURNS void AS ...
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PostgreSQL partial index unused when created on a table with existing data

In PostgreSQL 9.3, I am attempting to create an efficient index on a rarely-used (0.00001% of total records) boolean column. To that end, I discovered this post on SO: ...
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Storing table history - is this a good use case for Postgres's table partitioning / inheritance?

I currently have a products table which stores product information (title, description, tags, manufacturer, etc.) for a website. I would like to store historical information of changes to this table ...
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Postgres: Migrate data with FKs to multi-database

I currently have a single DB with data from a number of clients. I have been tasked with writing a script that splits the data up into separate DBs per client (each DB will have the same schema). For ...
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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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PostgreSQL 9.0 live migration/replication with native/bucardo between multiple architectures

I'm writing here because I'm in desperate need of a stable and good solution for resolving a issue we are facing. We have an old PostgreSQL server running on RHEL 4 i386 with PostgreSQL 9.0 ...
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PostgreSQL column for year

I want to save the year in a PostgreSQL database - just the year. How should I create this field? There is a lot of information out there how I can extract the year from a date field, but not on how I ...
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How to load 100k + Records into progres database from a CSV file?

Our project needs to load 100k+ rows into a Postgres table. We have a huge .CSV file with all these 100K+ rows and we need to load this data into a table effectively and quicker (may be in the form of ...
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Many columns vs few tables - performance wise

Yes, I am aware that data normalization should be my priority (as it is). I've got a table with 65 columns storing vehicle data with columns: used_vehicle, color, doors, mileage, price and so forth, ...
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Normalization of library book table with multiple authors

I have a database structure with two tables: The first one is called Author, has two columns (AuthID, AuthName) and its Primary Key is (PK_AuthID). The second one is called Book and has three ...
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How to retrieve data from database related to the authenticated user (after login) [on hold]

I have an authentication form in my jquery mobile app and I wanna be able to authenticate users using a wcf webservice that'll connect to my postgresql database and check their credentials. Now my ...
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ETL options for mapping SQLite to PostgreSQL using python [on hold]

I am just learning about database manipulation. I need to map an SQLite database to PostgresSQL, they have different data models. I have studied them and generated a diagram to map one model to the ...
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How to create index on a postgres table as fast as possible?

I have a large database import (100GB) on a postgres table without indexes. After the import I want to create the index for the queries as fast as possible. No data is accessed on the table as long as ...
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Postgres Slow Queries - Autovacuum frequency

We've noticed the performance of our platform drop in recent weeks so I've run the following: select relname, last_vacuum, last_autovacuum, last_analyze, last_autoanalyze from pg_stat_user_tables ...
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Restoring Postgres fixtures into a different database with different premissions

I've got an application called BigSense that uses two database users/rolls. One has full permissions and is used by my application to create/adjust table definitions. Then the application starts with ...
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Optimizing queries on a range of timestamps (one column)

I am using Postgres 9.3 through Heroku. I have a table, "traffic", with 1M+ records that has many inserts and updates every day. I need to perform SUM operations across this table over different time ...
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How to improve performance when joining against coalesce

In an effort to remove a caching layer from our application, I'm building a number of views to encapsulate the different ways a user can have access to a piece of content - one per "rule" of access. ...
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Column Datatype Conversion Question [migrated]

I have a varchar column with text formatted like so "Sun Aug 07 17:43:55 +0000 2011" How would I convert that column in PSQL to a date datatype?
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To split tables is a good idea?

I have a table with more than 40 million rows and I want to know what is the best way I can optimize it for searches. The search will happen by the person's document number, and these document numbers ...
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how to use index to speed up sorting in postgres

I am using postgres 9.4. The messages has the following schema: messages belongs to feed_id, and has posted_at, also messages can have a parent message (in case of replies). ...
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postgresql + pgbouncer, idle server and high cl_waiting

I have such a setup: OpenSUSE 13.1 64-bit Linux kernel 3.11.10 PostgreSQL 9.0 + PgBouncer 1.5.4 (libevent-2.0) 16 core AMD, 128 GB RAM PostgreSQL config: max_connections = 1500 shared_buffers = ...
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Does MySQL support querying for the current running transaction id

PostgreSQL supports retrieving the current running transaction id using a query like this: select txid_current(); Does MySQL have any such equivalent?
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Minimal grants for readonly single-table access on PostgreSQL

Following is a list of commands that seems to work to create new user (login) and grant readonly access for one specified table on PostgreSQL. Let's assume that these commands are executed on login ...
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postgresql rename a foreignkey after renaming a table

I renamed a table, and apparently a foreignkey in it doesn't get changed, and causing problems, Although when I \d error I get: "error_test_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY (test_id) REFERENCES test(id) ON ...
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Login Roles not showing on privileges tab [on hold]

I'm migrating to a new server, created my login roles using plain SQL queries on PgAdmin. Now when trying to grant privileges on database to the created login roles, they don't show up as selectable ...
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Most efficient way to bulk insert or upsert data into multiple related tables

Given a PostgreSQL 9.4 schema with 3 related tables: CREATE TABLE a ( id BIGSERIAL PRIMARY KEY, a_name VARCHAR(80), a_field INTEGER ); CREATE TABLE b ( id BIGSERIAL PRIMARY KEY, b_name ...
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Log large queries with PGbouncer

Is there a way to ask pgbouncer to log any query that generates a result set larger than, say, 5MB?
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How to use aggregate function and group by with inner join? (Postgres 9.3) [closed]

I would like to select "extra" payments made in association with normal appointments for a one week period and SUM them up by contractor when calculating payroll. Here's what I attempted: SELECT ...
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Should I use array in column or not? [closed]

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE profits ( id serial NOT NULL, matriz name, profit2013 double precision[], profit2014 double precision[], profit2015 double precision[], CONSTRAINT ...
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How to catch code of error which occured inside plv8 function?

In plv8 function I am executing (plv8.execute(...)) INSERT INTO ... query which violates foreign key constraint. However pg client receives following (internal) error instead: { [error: Error: ...
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PostgreSQL function definition “syntax error at or near +” [on hold]

Suppose a simple query: (SELECT MAX(timestamp) FROM events e WHERE e.id < some_id) + ((SELECT MIN(timestamp) FROM events e WHERE e.id > some_id) - (SELECT MAX(timestamp) FROM events e ...
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How to move a specific Postgres database to different harddrive?

I have my postgres db running on harddrive d:\, and also all the tables are placed there by default. Now I want a specific table to be save to a different drive (say f:\). The table is not yet ...
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missing WAL file on standby server following a backup

I seem to have an intermittent problem with my postgres backup/restore to standby Postgres, is version 9.2 running on red hat 6 enterprise i have a production server (PROD1) and a hot standby ...
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PostgreSQL: Best way to INSERT for vertical search engine [closed]

I'm trying to develop vertical search engine running on PostgreSQL & Go in Linux server. Data harvesting using Linux command line. For the INSERT query: The "best" I means is safe & high ...
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Is it possible for a client to kill a long-running Postgres query?

A client makes a request to a Postgres database for data. The database is too slow to respond. Is it possible for the client to send a CANCEL request or something to tell Postgres to stop working on ...
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What to do with WAL files for Postgres Slave reset

So last night our PG Slave ran out of space after a lot of reconfiguring of disk space, new drives etc its now reporting the following error: FATAL: could not receive data from WAL stream: FATAL: ...
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Postgres 9.3: How to update row that has max value of a timestamp in addition to other selection criteria?

I want to allow users to cancel recurring subscriptions. The easiest way to do this given the other infrastructure I've got is to set the recurring field = 0 for the user's latest appointment ...
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Can I select data inserted in the same uncommited transaction?

Maybe this is a dumb beginner question, but I cannot find an answer anywhere. Everywhere I read about the Transaction Isolation which solves the visibility of data within the concurrent transactions. ...
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Anything like a hash for Postgresql databases?

I have an export process I want to check. I want to verify that source and destination databases are equal. There are about 25000 rows, and schema is the same. Is there a way to somehow "hash" the ...
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Inner join on array column in Postgres

In Postgres 9.4, I'm trying to pull the names of all columns that are involved in a UNIQUE constraint for a given table in Postgres. It looks like the names of such columns are contained in ...
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PostgreSQL DB freezes with large inserts

I am developing a web application with an SQLAlchemy ORM linked with PostgreSQL database backend. I have this usecase where a client uploads a file of about 20 MB containing large data. What I am ...