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After upgrade from 9.1 to 9.3, commands still point to 9.1

Upgraded from 9.1 to 9.3 on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Everything worked great but running commands like 'createdb' still runs them from the 9.1 path. /usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/bin/createdb: unrecognized ...
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pgbench-tools failed authentication

I'm trying to configure pgbench-tools and went to run it per the README and got this error -bash-4.2$ ./newset 'Initial Config' psql: FATAL: Ident authentication failed for user "postgres" psql: ...
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Using pg_dump and psql to transfer table with timestamp into another Db

I am using the following pg_dump and psql command lines through the terminal in order to transfer my table from one database to another. pg_dump -U postgres -t public.table1 database1 | psql -U ...
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Why “SET LOCAL statement_timeout” does not work as expected with PostgreSQL functions?

My understanding is that PostgreSQL functions are executed similar to a transaction. However, when I tried to "SET LOCAL statement_timeout" within a function, it did not work. Here's how it works ...
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I need help understanding Postgres's archive cleanup functionality

I'm reading http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/pgarchivecleanup.html and to me it seems like it will remove any and all WAL segments from my slave server that aren't required to perform ...
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How can prevent writes to a Postgres schema for a period of time?

I am moving a schema from one server to another using pg_dump + pg_restore + drop schema cascade. I need to know that no applications are writing to it (or at least that the writes will fail) during ...
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How do I list all columns for a specified table

I'm looking for a precise piece of information in a database which I have no knowledge about. It's a 3rd party product, they are slow on answering some questions, and I know the data is lying inside ...
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copy data from public schema to another schema in postgresql

I'm creating a multi-tenant RoR app using PostgreSQL 9.3.5 running on linux (Ubuntu 14). I'd like to copy the data from my public schema to another schema. I tried: pg_dump -U my_username -h ...
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How to get back the PostgreSQL database to a specific poin in time?

I am running a batch script(10:40) in postgresql database which will insert values in differnt tables on postgresql till (11:00).Later i came to know that the script was executed mistakenly.Now how ...
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Change constraint on column based on value of another

Is it possible to change a constraint on a column in postgres based on the value of another column? E.g. (pseudocode): CREATE TABLE transactions( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, type TXN_TYPE NOT ...
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PostgreSQL queries slower than before?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3 server on my production server. Everything had been working fine for the past couple of months. But since the past week or so, PostgreSQL seems to have becomes very slow with ...
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PostgreSQL import XML to empty database, automatically create columns

The server is Linux but the development machine is Windows so I'm using psql command line. I tried \i C:/Users/John/Desktop/Parts.xml which did not work so either \i doesn't work with XML or I'm ...
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Cannot shutdown old postmaster when upgrading to Postgres 9.2

I'm upgrading to Postgres 9.2.2 (from 9.1.4). When I try to upgrade the DBs using: pg_upgrade -b /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.1.4/bin -B /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.2.2/bin -d ...
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pgAgent Job's “last result” is continuously “running”

I am using PostgreSQL-9.3 on Ubuntu-14.04 and using "/usr/share/pgadmin3/pgagent.sql" I have configured my pgAdmin3 to use pgAgent. postgres is my maintenance Db and I have run the pgagent.sql content ...
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Order specific columns in json_agg

I want to sort the rows inside the json_agg function. I found this: PostgreSQL : select columns inside json_agg Which gave me a solution to selecting specific columns for json_agg, but now I want to ...
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Problems while building plpgsql_check on Windows

I try to build plpgsql_check extension by @PavelStehule (Erwin Brandstetter recommended it to me in this answer) on Windows XP 32bit with Visual Studio 2010 (I used this article as a manual). However, ...
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Slow fulltext search due to wildly innacurate row estimates

Fulltext queries against this database (storing RT tickets) seem to be taking a very long time to execute. The attachments table (containing the fulltext data) is about 15GB. The database schema is ...
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Multiple databases with medium tables or Single database with huge tables

I've developed a shop management software using Postgresql and JAVA. I would like to know which of the solutions below is the best one for my specific situation: Only one database with huge tables ...
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Will switching from Concrete Table Inheritance to Single Table Inheritance improve the performance of my queries?

I currently have an application that allows people to view and share 10 different types of posts (ex SportsPost, WorldNewsPost, TechnologyPost, etc). All posts types are conceptually the same, but ...
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Need help designing a database

We are designing a system which holds statistical parameters about a particular user. As the users use the system the statistics change and the updated statistics are stored in the database. So for a ...
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Cannot drop a Postgres table

I want to drop a few tables in my postgresql database. I am able to drop a few tables but there are 3 tables which I am unable to drop. I need to drop a few tables in my Postgres DB. I tried the ...
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Calculate Quantity On Hand By Location

How can I calculate quantity on hand by location and validate the proposed location quantities against inventory transaction? Currently, I do not track location. I calculate total QoH via the ...
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Looking for a recipe to merge multiple rows to single row

I have a aggregation table that is written by multiple processors (around 20). Each row has a composite key - location-id, campaign-id,... and aggregate stats about it. I need to merge the ...
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How to understand the PostgreSQL discrepancy between connection pool recommendation ((2 * n_cores) + n_disks) and support for 100s of connections?

From PostgreSQL docs: Number of Database Connections -> How to Find the Optimal Database Connection Pool Size for optimal throughput the number of active connections should be somewhere near ...
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Get latest status of an item in the database

I have this table: ID|Item-FK |timestamp|status ============================= 1 | 123 | ... | OK 2 | 123 | ... | FAILED ... I want to query get all items which last status was FAILED. ...
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Preventing PostgreSQL from starting on boot in Ubuntu

I am using PostgreSQL 9.2 and it runs automatically when I start the system (Kubuntu). How can I avoid this? I need to start it manually, and I don't want it to start unattended because I need to ...
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How to manipulate join order of PostgreSQL optimizer?

I am working on table join order optimization. While query processing, I want to get table join order generated by optimizer, and update it by using my own algorithm in PostgreSQL? How can I update ...
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sorting by partial key name in json column

I have column document with data type json. I save here data for logging. So document has: {blocks: { participant-information_primary__Primary__39011__2288960: first_name: Firsst name, ...
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How to enable implicit casts in PostgreSQL >=9.2?

Coming from this topic on SO a user suggest me to enable implicit casts in my PostgreSQL and I don't know how to do that. I also don't know if this is a good practice or if it's the solution to the ...
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Drop/Create database and create schemas all in the same script at PostgreSQL it's possible?

I'm working on a project where all the time I need to repeat this tasks: Drop database sis_db Create database sis_db Create database schemas by running a custom SQL file which contains this code: ...
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EXECUTE within function not using index?

I have an accounts table with ~200k rows and an index for these columns: account_type_id BIGINT , member_id BIGINT , external_id VARCHAR(64) CREATE INDEX account_full_qualifiers_idx ON ...
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PostgreSQL : drop column from view

I have a VIEW where I'm attempting to create an evolution script for, so I can add a column to it. That part works fine; column added just fine. However, the reverse does not work; remove that last ...
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How do I efficiently get “the most recent corresponding row”?

I have a query pattern that must be very common, but I don't know how to write an efficient query for it. I want to look up the rows of a table that correspond to "the most recent date not after" the ...
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Database Security - Prevent column writing?

I am using a Postgres db. I am concerned if someone gets in my DB, they could change the price of my products to $0 and download my products. Am I able to prevent writing / editing of that column ...
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Trigger or Stored Procedure?

Let's say I have two tables, foo and bar: CREATE TABLE foo( foo_id serial NOT NULL, count integer NULL, PRIMARY KEY(foo_id) ); CREATE TABLE bar( bar_id serial NOT ...
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Should I use the PostgreSQL bit string?

I've been learning about the bit string data type lately, and I am quite curious about: At the bottom of this doc page there is the sentence: ... plus 5 or 8 bytes overhead depending on the ...
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Why postgres is using an odd index with no relation to the query

(Debian 7, Postgres 9.3, dedicated machine with huge cache) I have one big table called process_data (14gb) and another tiny lookup table called process_location. I'm doing a query between these two ...
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Postgresql doesn't accept replication connection

Plain old streaming replication. PostgreSQL: 9.2.7 Windows 8.1 64 bit My primary and secondary clusters are on same windows machine. I have already done pg_start_backup() and everything, so both ...
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Does PostgreSQL have a variable character storage layer that optimizes storage space by automatic dedupe?

My application has a Product and a Purchased table. The Purchased table includes a full copy of the Product row at time of purchase, so that, even if a product name or description was changed, the ...
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How can I avoid breaking Postgres sync replication when building a large index?

We have pairs of Postgres 9.2 servers using synchronous replication. Sometimes rebuilding an index on a large table will break replication due to WAL segments not being kept around long enough. We are ...
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Can a single PostgreSQL query use multiple cores?

In recent versions of PostgreSQL, can we share a query between two or more cores to get a performance boost? Or should we get faster cores?
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Postgresql cluster over nfs

Can I create a HA postreges cluster using two different nodes via NFS? According to the postgresql 9.4 official doc this isn't a good idea but I don't find any other info on the web.
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missing pgpool-walrecrunning.so in PostgreSQL-9.4-pgpool2

I am new to PostgreSQL and pgpool concept. I have installed PostgreSQL-9.4 in master/slave setup(in pc1/pc2), and replication setup is successful. Setup of pooling is failing, I am following this ...
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PostgreSQL roles versus users, grant permissions

I'm currently learning the differences between PostgreSQL and MySQL as I've got a new project and I also intend to migrate my existing software from MySQL to PostgreSQL. I've actually started creating ...
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PostgreSQL: Creation date of a table

I've recently finished a project, during which many DB tables were created. Most of these tables contain temporary garbage, and I am looking for a simple way to list all these tables. Is there a ...
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Does Postgres shutdown gracefully when I restart my Mac?

When I restart my Mac OS X computer, I assume the daemon controlling Postgres (the "Postmaster" as I recall) is notified by the OS and performs a graceful shutdown of any running databases with ...
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encrypt data without performance issues?

I've googled around for the last 45 minutes or so and it seems like that I can't figure out what kind of options I got when it comes up to encryption in databases. Problem: I got a SaaS product and ...
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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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How to migrate postgreSQL on EC2 instance to AWS RDS?

I have a large PostgreSQL DB (around 100GB) which is on EC2. I want to migrate it to RDS. How can I achieve this with minimal downtime?
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multi-column FKs with NULL values

I understand that in PostgreSQL if there is a multi-column FK from table B to table A and one or more of the FK columns in table B are nullable then the FK is still considered as "honored" for the ...