PostgreSQL version 8.4

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How to create an index to speed up an aggregate LIKE query on an expression?

I may be asking the wrong question in the title. Here are the facts: My customer service folk have been complaining about slow response times when doing customer lookups on the administration ...
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Custom unique column constraint, only enforced if one column has a specific value

Is it possible to have a custom unique column constraint as follows? Suppose I have two cols, subset and type, both strings (though the data types probably doesn't matter). If type is "true", then ...
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What are the privileges required to execute a trigger function in PostgreSQL 8.4?

What are the privileges required to execute a trigger function in PostgreSQL 8.4? It seems that the privileges set to a role does not matter to execute a trigger function. I think I have seen some ...
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Create index if it does not exist

I am working on a function that allows me to add an index if it does not exist. I am running into the problem that I cannot get a list of indexes to compare to. Any thoughts? This is a similar issue ...
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How to upgrade postgresql 8.4 to 9.4

I want to upgrade my postgresql 8.4 to 9.4. the documentations are not clear to me. Will I lose my old databases if I do the upgrade? How can I backup my old databases if I am to lose them after ...
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Safe way to stop/abort REINDEX

I am running a REINDEX but it takes long time and still working. The application using the DB is not responding right now. Is there a safe way to stop it and do it another time? PostgreSQL version is ...
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TOAST Table Growth Out of Control - FULLVAC Does Nothing

Recently, I've had a PostgreSQL 8.2.11 server upgraded to 8.4 in order to take advantage of autovacuum features and be in line with 30ish other PGSQL servers. This was done by a separate IT group who ...
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Improve performance for order by with columns from many tables

Using PostgreSQL 8.4, I'm trying to consult two tables with 1 million records using order by with indexed columns of the two tables, and I'm losing performance (with 1 column takes 30 ms and with two ...
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When is Postgres autovacuum executed

I am using an older version of Postgres (8.4.20). I know that the autovacuum process is executed frequently to free disk space of queries that deleted or updated data in tables. I have a database ...