PostgreSQL version 9.1

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Trigger function using current row and current table name as variables (final part)

Like detailed in my first question I have a Postgres 9.1 database with multiple tables that have the exact same column names, they only vary in their column values: tbl_log_a tbl_log_b tbl_log_c ... ...
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Any gotchas with changing IP address of Postgres Master?

We have to replace our Master Postgres database and due to restrictions in AWS, we cannot use the same IP address for the new server (not 100% true, but cannot do this until the original is terminated ...
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Trigger function using current row and current table name as variables

Like detailed in my first question I have multiple tables with identical layout in a Postgres 9.1 DB. They only vary in their column values: tbl_log_a tbl_log_b tbl_log_c ... 26 tables (from a to ...
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PostgreSQL trigram GIST vs. GIN indexes

I have a PostgreSQL 9.1 database that contains 10M+ rows and some text fields that need similarity and %word%-like searches, so I decided to use trigram indexes. Initially, I started to use GIN ...
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pg_restore: [archiver] did not find magic string in file header

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 and want to restore backup files generated with pg_dump: sudo pg_dump -h 127.0.0.1 -U postgres --clean --inserts -E UTF8 -f out.sql database_name This command generates a ...
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Can PostgreSQL use nulls in its indexes?

I've been reading this book which says that The database assumes that Indexed_Col IS NOT NULL covers too large a range to be useful, so the database will not drive to an index from this ...
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Postgresql - Point in Time recovery using recovery.conf and trigger. How to minimize the time waiting for .history files

Following http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/continuous-archiving.html, I copy the WAL archives to another machine and apply them regularly. Recently due to pg server crash at my main server I ...
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Create database on new partition

I use postgresql 9.1, on ubuntu 12.04. I had installed the depot package. I have added a new partition to my system, and I would like to create a postgresql database on this partition ( which will be ...
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How do I list all tables in all schemas owned by the current user in Postgresql?

I can list all tables in all schemas using > \dt *.* but that also lists system tables that greatly outnumber my tables that I care about. I'd like all the tables (and possibly views) created by ...
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Use of smallserial gives error with PostgreSQL

I know the very basics of databases. I worked in the past with MySQL and recently switched to PostgreSQL (9.1) with PostGIS 2.0.1. At the moment I'm designing a new database and I use the tool ...
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How to validate column while creating Table?

Need to validate the column while creating the tables in postgres , An example before developer create table We are in need to validate the Audit columns, Example : create table tab_1 ( a integer, b ...
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pg_dump with ssl certificates

I would like to run the pg_dump command from a remote host off my database server that only allows fully verified certificate based connections. How should I go about doing this? The man pages for 9.1 ...
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Will insert and update wait while a table is being vacuumed?

I want to vacuum a table in PostgreSQL version 9.1 which will take between 10 to 12 minutes. This needs to be done in real-time, in production use. I just want to know that if any INSERT or UPDATE ...
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Connecting to a remote Postgres 9.1 DB

I am running Postgres 9.1 on Ubuntu. I have host all all my.ip.address/32 md5 set in pg_hba.conf and listen_addresses= '*' set in postgresql.conf. Running show listen_addresses shows '*' Running sudo ...
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Disable all constraints and table checks while restoring a dump

I've obtained a dump of my PostgreSQL database with: pg_dump -U user-name -d db-name -f dumpfile which I then proceed to restore in another database with: psql X -U postgres -d db-name-b -f ...
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Trouble with installing additional modules on Postgresql 9.1 on ALT-Linux

I'm trying to create extension under postgresql 9.1 (Linux): CREATE EXTENSION pg_trgm; but got error: ERROR: could not open extension control file "/usr/share/pgsql/extension/pg_trgm.control": No ...
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Problems restoring backup from base backup + WAL with WAL-E

I'm trying to do nightly restores of the main database on a separate node. I want to do weekly full restores and nightly restores by consuming the latest WAL files. On the master I have wal_level = ...
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Moving postresql 9.1 database - live

This question has probably been asked and answered before, and if so, I would appreciate if that could be pointed out to me. I have googled this point quite a bit, but I want to be very sure as to ...
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How can I create readonly user for backups in PostgreSQL?

Is it true that it is IMPOSSIBLE to create a readonly backup user in PostgreSQL? I've been advised on an IRC channel that you simply can't have a backup only user with no ownership privileges. I ...
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Was using `set datcollate='C'` a mistake?

In a pre-production environment running django 1.6 on PostgreSQL 9.1 we had a problem with database records arriving in a different order from what the application was expecting. So we ran this ...
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Have: Postgres database files. Need: Functioning database

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a postgres/postgis setup and in a weak moment removed PostgreSQL 9.1 (seemingly a legacy install from 12.04 from before I upgraded to 14.04), having erroneously ...
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Postgres automatic insert time stamp with time zone (india) [closed]

Is there any way to insert timestamp with zone automatically when query is inserted ? (just like id auto increment as i don't want to pass the the parameters in sql as time its same every where if we ...
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Replace date function call with its functionality [closed]

I have zero knowledge of postgresql somehow I have to extract data from a postgresql database I am trying to replace function call in a query with its functionality. Function: -- Function: ...
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Postgres - copy table INCLUDING CONSTRAINT doesn't include constraint

How come that statement don't copy constraints if I explicitly ask for it? CREATE TABLE backup_schema.permissions (LIKE public.permissions INCLUDING DEFAULTS INCLUDING CONSTRAINTS INCLUDING INDEXES ...
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Postgres Streaming Replication: How to re-sync data in master (with standby) after failover

I am absolutely new to postgres 9.1 replication mechanisms. I have managed to set up streaming replication between a master and standby postgres (Both have x number of records). At one point when ...
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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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What is the default size of text field in Postgres?

In the official documentation (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/datatype-character.html), it states text field is variable unlimited length. I wonder what is the default size of this field ...
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restoring Postgres database: pg_restore -vs- just using psql

I am dumping my Postgres database using pg_dump (in plain-text format) and then restore it simply by using psql (with the -f option). Which begs the question: am I missing anything by not using ...
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PostgreSQL: changing password for a user is not working

I installed PostgreSQL on EC2 machine and now I want to change the password of user postgres I do $ sudo -u postgres psql psql (9.1.5) Type "help" for help. postgres=# ALTER USER postgres WITH ...
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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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How to cancel query as non-superuser?

I'm a non-superuser on a PostgreSQL 9.1 database, and I've just created a bad trigger function that won't stop. I can see the process, e.g.: thedb=> SELECT * FROM pg_stat_activity WHERE procpid = ...
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Couldn't setup postgresql cluster with heartbeat pgsql ra

I'm trying to install postgresql cluster with the following configuration: 2 virtual hosts with RHEL 6.6 x64: postgresql 9.1 with hot standby replication pacemaker 1.1.12 resource-agents 3.9.6 I ...
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Error on slave2 after promoting slave1 to master in cascaded streaming replication

I've a setup like MASTER -> SLAVE1 -> SLAVE2. MASTER and SLAVE2 are running on different ports on single server. SLAVE1 in on another server. For testing purpose I've powered off my first server ...
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PostgreSQL's Query Hierarchical data poor performance

Badly need some technical assistance on this query performance issue I'm working on. Summary of the data structure is: 1 project has many homeprofiles, 1 homeprofile has many tasks, 1 task has many ...
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Recommended Postgres settings to speed up indexing on a 100GB database?

I have just installed Postgres 9.1 on a server with 32GB of RAM and 320GB solid-state disk. I will be using this server to serve both my site and my database (i.e. it's not just a database server). ...
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PostgreSQL - partial dump of large orbjects (pg_largeobject table)

Context : Our web-app is like a collaboration platform where you can share files, appointments, survey and so on. An instance of this web-app is divided in communities, each one is independent to each ...
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Can an active Postgres serverlog be truncated?

Running Postgres 9.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 LTS. I've got an application running on a machine that's going to run out of diskspace soon. However, the application is in the middle of a crucial run that has ...
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Postgres configuration, incoming connections

Hello I'm trying to figure out the best way to allow connection from certain ips/hosts to my db instance. I've got an api(s) pointing to the database and right now we do something like this ...
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How I can copy from local file to remote DB in PostgreSQL? [closed]

I am a novice in psql and need some help. How can I load a local CSV to a remote DB? I am using the following command \COPY test(user_id, product_id, value) FROM '/Users/testuser/test.tsv' ...
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Upgrade PostgreSQL 9.1 to 9.3 and server no longer starts

Technically, I didn't upgrade from 9.1 to 9.3, I built a new server with Ubuntu 14.04 and used my old 9.1 config files. PostgreSQL wouldn't start: * Starting PostgreSQL 9.3 database server * The ...
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PostgreSQL Replication delay debugging

I've got a cluster of 9.1 servers running streaming replication and using WAL-E based log shipping for when that falls behind. Generally speaking it's a pretty solid setup and does not fall behind, ...
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Adding nullable column to table costs more than 10 minutes

I have problems to add a new column on a table. I tried to run it a couple of times, but after more than 10 minutes running, I decided to cancel the query because of lock time. ALTER TABLE mytable ...
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Monitoring the Postgres query parser

As I understand it, when you send a query to Postgres like: SELECT id FROM table1 WHERE name = $1; Postgres will create a query plan. The plan will be cached for the same query in the same ...
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PostgreSQL query slow when using tsvector and ORDER BY despite having index

Running on a large database (around 1.5G) The following query takes about 70 seconds to run, SELECT x FROM DBText x WHERE x.status = 2 AND x.publishedTime < 4574590406397 AND x.service = ...
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Alter table statement waiting (for hours, on dev machine), but no locks shown

I have been trying to issue a simple: ALTER TABLE tablename ADD COLUMN id_col character varying (30) type statement on a Postgres 9.1.13 build on Debian. The application is still in private beta, so ...
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Veryfing integrity of custom order column with pure SQL

I have two tables, one stores structure (using so called parent field), the other entities that can be embeded into that structure. As certain level of structure can contain both entities and deeper ...
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how are passwords encoded in pg_shadow

How are passwords encoded in column passwd of pg_shadow? Doing a: select passwd from pg_shadow; I see values like the following: md52c92c858aa1fa12144f1dcbd4ca9c3a0 ... which, doesn't seem to ...
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benefit of using [md5] over [trust] authentication for local Unix sockets

I am following a PostgreSQL installation guide that advises (subsequent to installing the database for the first time), to setup a password for the postgres user: alter role postgres password ...
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Are PostgreSQL dynamic arrays more wasteful than plain text?

Today, someone was helping me to make a function in PostgreSQL. I was wanting the function to return in arrays of 100+ geometries per two columns instead of delimited text to make it easier to ...
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Check whether empty strings are present in character-type columns

I have an application that (as part of its logic) trims strings and replaces empty strings with NULL prior to insertion in the database. I guess one way to ensure that this is enforced would be to ...