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PostgreSQL synchronous replication time out?

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3 with synchronous replication. I have 2 synchronous replicators and 1 async replicator. My problem is when 2 synchronous replicators are down, transaction will wait ...
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Authentification failure for PostgreSQL server (9.3)

I can currently not connect to my Postgresql server (9.3) from pgadmin (Running on Ubuntu 14.04). The server according to pg_lsclusters is on port 5433. Ver Cluster Port Status Owner Data ...
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How can I make this query more efficient?

This is the query: SELECT races.*, tmptimers.last_start_time, tmplaps.updated_at AS last_updated_at FROM races LEFT JOIN (SELECT * FROM timers WHERE timers.user_id = 1) AS tmptimers ON ...
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Which primary keys must be specified when using slony PostgreSQL replication?

I'm extremely green when it comes to databases, so forgive my ignorance. I've been researching ways to replicate our production Postgres DB, and I've decided to try out Slony. Since the server is ...
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How to optimize multiple ORDER BYs?

I'm getting sluggish performance on a table with ~300,000 rows and B-Trees on each column. This is for a dynamic pagination page where the query is constructed on demand, and the application caches ...
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Busy table is not getting vacuumed

We're using Postgres 9.2 on Windows to store low-frequency timeseries data: we're inserting around 2000 rows per second every second 24 hours, 7 days a week with no downtime. There is a DELETE that ...
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Understanding correct procedure to recover master in master-slave replication in PostgreSQL

For learning, I have setup master-slave streaming synchronous replication. Pg-pool 3.3.3 is installed in one VM and it connect to 4 VMs which runs PostgreSQL 9.3, one master and 3 slaves. Replication ...
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How to solve UTF8 invalid byte sequence copy errors on a restore, when the source database is encoded in UTF8?

I was given the task to migrate a PostgreSQL 8.2.x database to another server. To do this I'm using the pgAdmin 1.12.2 (on Ubuntu 11.04 by the way) and using the Backup and Restore using the ...
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pgpool replication not allowing md5 authentication

I have installed both pgpool and postgresql via apt. In pgpool.conf, I have made the changes necessary to use replication mode, as well as my two postgresql databases (currently all running on the ...
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how to update the value of a period contained inside a bigger range

I have a tsrange like '[2010-01-01 14:00, 2010-01-01 15:00]',20 And want to update the 20 value to 15 in a range inside that, like '[2010-01-01 14:10, 2010-01-01 14:30]',15 My expected outcome ...
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PostgreSQL: schema diff/patch tool

Consider the following setting: A production DB A dev db, on which schema changes are made to enable new features When the development of a new feature is complete, I have to manually update the ...
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Understanding pg-pool in details

I have following problem regarding the pg-pool (3.3.3) When master fails, automatic failover happens and standby is promoted to master. But this new master don't have any replicators. Other slave ...
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Migrating a database from one PostgresSQL server to another cleanly

I have a Rails app server that uses Postgres for the db backend. I'm spinning up a new server and I want to get a clean and up to date copy of the database. I've tried it once so far while the ...
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PostgreSQL: Trigger for updating view doesn't work

I'm trying to make the trigger for updating a view work. If I'm doing and INSERT it works! But when I'm trying to do an UPDATE it just doesn't run. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION test_trigger_function() ...
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Does PostgreSQL take time to start streaming replication after restart master?

I set streaming replication in postgresql 9.3. I have one master and 3 slaves and replication works fine. But when i restart the master server and login using postgres database, pg_stat_replication ...
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Unmount/detach/deactivate PostgreSQL database

I manage a server that serves several web applications that use PostgreSQL as a data store. Each web application has a separate role and database, and each database is stored exclusively on a ...
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Calculate value differences of rows before and after bounded by multiple referenced rows

Supposed I have a user travelling table like this: id | start_time | end_time | location | ----+--------------+------------+------------+ 1 | 1 | 2 | Loc_A | 1 | ...
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What can I do with the new json field?

PostgreSQL 9.2 introduced the json field type. Why and when should I use it? What benefits does it have over a text field? I thought there were new query options available, however I haven't seen ...
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PostgreSQL streaming versus file-based replication (In terms of server behavior & configuration)

I am trying to understand best uses of PostgreSQL replication and how it works so I can troubleshoot in a production environment. I am having a hard time understanding the differences between these 2 ...
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Optimizing bulk update performance in Postgresql with dependencies

Basically my question is the same as this one, but WITH dependencies, so drop/renaming the table is not a trivial option (I assume). We are refactoring a large, poorly designed table which has many ...
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Optimizing bulk update performance in Postgresql

Using PG 9.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. It currently takes up to 24h for us to run a large set of UPDATE statements on a database, which are of the form: UPDATE table SET field1 = constant1, field2 = ...
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PosgreSQL: very slow select on a single table with no joins

I'm trying to help a colleague who's having some problems with a PostgreSQL query. We've narrowed it down to a join to one table making the query painfully slow and, upon investigation, we found that ...
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SUM() the result of a stored procedure

I use the Pl/Proxy extension in order to shard a table. It works like a charm, except for this : I have a stored procedure which runs on 4 shards. It looks like this : CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION ...
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Select COUNT of days between two dates except weekends

I am trying to get the number of days between two different dates, except the weekends. I don't know how to achieve this result.
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Matching array values in PostgreSQL with ActiveRecord

In my Rails 4 app I have a goal to see all contacts, where field visible_to in contacts table equal to 1. My visible_to is :integer, array: true. However, I get the following exception: ...
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Why does the behavior of array syntax differ from '(?,?)' syntax when updating a point field and that field is NULL?

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3.5. Suppose I have the following table: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE point_test ("name" varchar(255), "pt" point); I then insert a row, leaving pt NULL: INSERT INTO point_test ...
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Importing PostgreSQL backup into slightly different database

I have a pg_dump backup which represents a slightly older version of a client dataset. A newer schema is running on the client's production environment, and there is not a readily available tool to ...
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Connect Jira to Postgresql with Pgpool-II

I gotta problem with connecting Jira 6 to Pgpool-II which is responsible for load balancing and replication in Postgresql bases(2 instances). Pgpool is started on port 9999, I just want to connect ...
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Postgresql: Difference between pg_dump and backup/restore?

Don't they essentially do the same thing by storing all the data in a file and dumping it into another database? Is it that pg_dump just adds the data on to whatever is already there and restore ...
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Problems installing Postgis extension on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Postgres 9.3 and I'm trying to install Postgis extension. One of the most recommended and straightforward ways I found is very simple: sudo apt-get install postgresql-contrib ...
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How can I update a json element in postgresql json datatype

I can't figure how can I update an element in a postgresql 9.3 datatype. My exemple the db CREATE TABLE "user" ( id uuid NOT NULL, password character varying(255), profiles json, gender ...
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Postgresql query plan differs with limit value making the query slower for lower limits

I have this query: SELECT "table_1".* FROM "table_1" WHERE "table_1"."deleted_at" IS NULL AND "table_1"."table_2_id" = 15797104 ORDER BY "table_1"."id" ASC LIMIT 1 The explain for the query ...
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Best way to populate a new column in a large table?

We have a 2.2 GB table in Postgres with 7,801,611 rows in it. We are adding a uuid/guid column to it and I am wondering what the best way to populate that column is (as we want to add a NOTNULL to ...
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Schema for lists of relationship differences

Say there is a data model that allows for relationships to be defined either explicitly or as a list of records added or removed relative to some existing item: Item <–> *Properties and Item ...
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Postgresql Chained Slaves and Slave Promotion

So I have a setup like Master -> Slave1 -> Slave2. Slave1 replicates from Master and Slave2 replicates from Slave1. If I promote Slave1 to master is it possible for Slave2 to continue replicating from ...
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Does PostgreSQL allow multiple grantees in GRANT commands?

Looking at the PostgreSQL docs it seems that the GRANT command only grants to a single user or role. In fact it doesn't seem to be PostgreSQL alone. Isn't possible to do something like GRANT SELECT ...
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Bulk update performance

I have a several process that aggregate some statistics on items (how much was shown, clicked ... around 30 factors). Once in a 5 minutes i flush the aggregate data to postgres (9.1). I have 250K ...
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Create a new table (multiple columns) by selecting random values from an existing table

I am stuck on the following task (PostgreSQL 9.3). Let's say we have the following table1 (which has 10k rows): table1: id 754 800 330 4 59 My goal is to create another table2 with two columns ...
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restoring Postgres dump with tablespaces

I'm trying to restore a dump done with pg_dumpall > mybak.sql from a server that has 1 table in a different tablespace that the default one. On the target machine I have recreated the directory ...
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postgres pgpool2 replicating fails in ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to configure a pgpool2 loadbalancer (in a Ubuntu 12.04 server) to balance between 2 postgres nodes (2 ubuntu 12.04 servers). The main problem is that, if I create a database using pgAdmin ...
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MS SQL - export tables to format compatible with PostgreSQL

We're using MS SQL Server 2005 at work and I want to export our data to PostgreSQL for testing. MS SQL Server has an export function but the only one that looks like it would work would be to export ...
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Paritioning performance for full table scan on non-paritioned index

We have a table in Postgres that we are considering partitioning. We occasionally query an indexed field that is separate from one with the partition key. My question is: Can partitioning the table ...
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Trying to connect to PostgreSQL with Entity Framework via Npgsql and C#

So, I'm new to databases and only have done a little with PostgreSQL before. I have C# (visual studio 2012) and have downloaded the Entity framework (6). I have also downloaded the latest Npgsql data ...
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psql, getting a list of databases to be parsed by a script

I want to use psql to list all of the databases on a Postgres server, to be parsed by a script. This command lists them: psql -l -A -t but the output shows an obvious issue: the records are ...
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Upgrading using pg_upgrade on windows fails

When upgrading from postgres 9.2 to 9.3 by following the upgrade procedure found in PostgreSQL 9.3.4 documentation about pg_upgrade, the following command fails: RUNAS /USER:postgres "CMD.EXE" ...
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How do I list all databases and tables using psql in a pipable format? [duplicate]

This question deals with getting a list. So I get this: $ psql --list List of databases Name | Owner | Encoding | Collate | Ctype | ...
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group by clause without aggregate function

I've always assumed GROUP BY was designed specifically for aggregate functions and in all other circumstances you should use ORDER BY. For example, we have three tables: orders, shippers, and ...
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upgrading from Postgresql 9.1 to 9.3 on Ubuntu using Londiste

I am undertaking a project to upgrade our Postgresql production database from 9.1 to 9.3 using Londiste. The reason I choose Londiste is to avoid substantial downtime from restoring the dump file or ...
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How to handle bad query plan caused by exact equality on range type?

I'm performing an update where I require an exact equality on a tstzrange variable. ~1M rows are modified, and the query takes ~13 minutes. The result of EXPLAIN ANALYZE can be seen here, and the ...
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PostgreSQL : select columns inside json_agg

If I have a query like SELECT a.id, a.name, json_agg(b.*) as "item" FROM a JOIN b ON b.item_id = a.id GROUP BY a.id, a.name; How can I select the columns in b so I don't have b.item_id in the ...