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Explain PostgreSql ssl_cipher values: ALL:!ADH:!LOW:!EXP:!MD5:@STRENGTH

In the postgresql.conf file, one can configure authorized values for ssl_cipher. Yet I could not find documentation explaining what the ALL, ADH, LOW, EXP, MD5 and STRENGTH values correspond to. MD5 ...
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storing millions of rows of denomalized data or some SQL magic?

My DBA experience doesn't go much further than simple storage + retrieval of CMS style data - so this may be a silly question, I don't know! I have a problem whereby I need to lookup or calculate ...
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How to completely remove EnterpriseDB Installation of Postgresql on Ubuntu?

All, I'm trying to install/run PostgreSQL 9.3, but am receiving a multitude of errors which seem to point to a failed installation of postgresql from the enterpriseDB package. For example, trying to ...
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Does PostgreSQL support multi-threaded replication?

Is PostgreSQL replication single-threaded ? Are there any tools to achieve multi-threaded replication ? I'm asking this since Mariadb support this and currently I'm learning both these dbs.
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Promotion of PostgreSQL standby and application reconnection

Background: I work for a small company. We have been using PostgreSQL on Heroku as one of our core technologies. While, in general, we've been happy with Heroku, the company has made the decision ...
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Query planner thinks doing a sequential scan on a very large table is faster than using an index?

I've got a query that selects the most favorited photo for each of the last 12 editions for a particular domain (this is just a segment of a larger query, but the problem seems to stem from here): ...
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PostgreSQL Complete Database Backup

I've been trying to figure out how I can completely backup my PostgreSQL database. I have not seen any resource that explains how to do a complete backup. I am aware of the pg_dump and pg_dumpall ...
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PostgreSQL/ Linux, way to have DNS forward to a port/cluster?

Aws linux(centos) ec2 Host: mydb. 10.10.10.10. 3 clusters: ports 5432, 5433, 5434 What I'd like to see is: db2.mydb or mydb/db2 connect/fwd to cluster2 (5433). Anything Linux or psql come to mind? ...
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PostgreSQL: How to list the comments attached to a database

How do I display the comments associated with a database, not a table? I've tried \dd and \list , but can't seem to find this. Thanks,
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Problems with PostgreSQL and ESRI Geoportal Installation on CentOS

I am installing geoportal 1.2.4 on CentOS from the command line terminal...during my installation I am receiving a fatal ident error message for my user geoportal. The pg_hba.conf file has been ...
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What's causing Postgres to freeze?

I'm using Amazon RDS to run my Postgres database, v9.3.3. Recently, I had 2 instances where updating the schema caused the database to stop responding and I had to restart it in order to put the site ...
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Modification to GEQO (Genetic Query Optimization) of PostgreSQL

I need to implement a functionality that is in line with the GEQO functionality of PostgreSQL. I understand that GEQO approach is to encode query plans as integer strings and GEQO generates these ...
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PostgreSQL, PostGIS: Copying a schema with a geometry column

According to the PostGIS manual, geometry columns should not by added directly, but using AddGeometryColumn(): AddGeometryColumn — Adds a geometry column to an existing table of attributes. I ...
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What does: ERROR: tuple offset out of range: 0 mean?

It seems (but I can't tell for sure) that after I added a postgis indexed column (USING gist) to my database last week, I have been seeing a lot of those errors: ERROR: tuple offset out of range: 0 ...
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Why does my table hold duplicate primary keys?

To my big (and worrying) surprise I just realized that my table with millions of rows, has a few handful of rows, where the primary key (ID) is a duplicate! I don't understand how this can ever ...
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Streaming replication Postgresql 9.3 using two different servers

Settings in master server: max_wal_senders = 1 wal_level = 'archive' archive_mode = on archive_command = 'cd .' wal_keep_segments = 10000 Settings in slave server: in recovery.conf file: ...
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Postgres 9.3 changes the standard_conforming_strings value

I'm migrating a legacy application's database from Postgres 8.1 to Postgres 9.3 In order to avoid compatibility issues, I'd like to keep the standard_conforming_strings parameter to it's default ...
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How to preserve the original order of elements in an unnested array?

Given the string: 'I think that PostgreSQL is nifty' I would like to operate on the individual words found within that string. Essentially, I have a separate from which I can get word details ...
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Explicitly granting permissions to update the sequence for a serial column necessary?

Recently I did create a table as a superuser including a serial id column, e.g., create table my_table ( id serial primary key, data integer ); As I wanted my non-superuser user to have ...
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Limit balancing results by a column

I have a web crawler that have a table with tokens to crawl and each token have a fk_location column that is the website where that token must be processed. I also have a function that returns me the ...
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Postgresql: set default psql client encoding

When I connect to a Postgresql DB using psql, I often get these messages: => SELECT * FROM question_view ; ERROR: character with byte sequence 0xd7 0x9e in encoding "UTF8" has no equivalent in ...
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Where Can I find *Current* PostgreSQL advice for a SQL Server DBA? [closed]

Been a MSSQL DBA for about 7 years. I have the fundamentals of performance, backups, replication, security and design down for MSSQL. I'm not setting up new applications using PostgreSQL 9.2. I have ...
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Index for finding an element in a JSON Array in PostgreSQL (with multiple JSON fields)

Original question of what this is based on: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18404055/index-for-finding-an-element-in-a-json-array This works fine if you only want simple matches. Suppose tracks ...
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Using prepared statements in libpqxx with variable numbers arguments

I am trying to do some streamlining of a PostgreSQL database application. I am collecting data in a real-time setting using a Windows application and libpqxx. I would like to look into using ...
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Split two rows into two columns

I have the following table: id | name | action | count ------------------------------ 1 | Value1 | 0 | 27 1 | Value1 | 1 | 49 2 | Value2 | 0 | 7 2 | Value2 | 1 | ...
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Strategy for multiple distinct databases in PostgreSQL

I have a 30 gb db in PostgreSQL 9.2. Running On Amazon Linux on an ec2 (web virtual machine), with the data directory mounted from its own drive (EBS). I'll call the database db30. On production ...
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Postgresql pgAdmin, count(*), max(pk_field) giving inconsistent results

I am running postgresql 9.3.4 on a Centos 6.5 server as a back end for a web app which I am currently load testing. Presently, if I visit the state table in pgAdmin, right click on "count", I get a ...
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Select query to retrieve values even if are null

I need some help in a query. Need to retrieve data from 1 table, even if one of the field has null value. Here's an example: Select name, SUM(credit) as credit From expenses Where name like ...
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On Heroku in production, how can I copy database A to database B on command?

From my local terminal, I can use the following commands to do what I need to do: heroku pgbackups:capture --expire heroku pgbackups:restore charcoal --confirm max-kiosk However, I want to do this ...
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How to pass a parameter into a function

At the moment I have a view created, see it here in the answer. How can I create a function on that cross tab, so I can pass a date, and get data for the specific date? Also is it a good practice to ...
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How to make a table name an attribute in PostgreSQL?

I have received hundreds of tables in PostgreSQL with identical structure and each containing similar data of a different day, so that the table name is the date of the data. I would like to Union ...
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Meaning of query in pgbouncer.log

I could not find any documentation about pgbouncer log, I'm assuming it has the same meaning as the SHOW STATS ? req/s - number of requests since last stat period in b/s - Bytes per sec received ? ...
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Are ORDER BY clause & ROW_NUMBER duplicating functionality when I need top n queries

I have a table that tracks violations for a student. I want to count the number of violations and select top 2 violators from each class. The query would look like this SELECT * FROM ( SELECT ...
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How to configure phpgdadmin?

I have some problems configuring phppgadmin. Initially I loaded phppgadmin over EnterpriseDB stackbuilder and it worked fine. After upgrading my OSX from OS 10.6.8 to 10.8.5 phppgadmin didnt respond. ...
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How to configure pgmodeler?

I am having some troubles configuring pgmodeler, particularly the Connections. I put Connection DB: postgres Host/Port localhost 5432 User postgres ...
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Partitioning MySQL vs PostgreSQL

For our new system we are looking for database server. We considered a lot of pros/cons for MySQL(InnoDB) vs PostgreSQL and the breaking point for us is partitioning. We will choose the one which ...
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Statistical probability of an incomplete transaction committed by Postgres

tldr After spending time with bad databases which I will not mention, I came to question even the point of a database. I knew that they could serve a purpose to keep permanent data organized, but ...
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How to log DML statements executed by a pl/pgsql function?

I have a pl/pgsql function (see below) that lists some fields and clears their contents using dynamically constructed UPDATE commands. When I set log_statement = 'mod', I can see nothing on the log ...
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Pull data from multiple tables in a view or function

There are 3 tables from which I need to pull data, and print it in a specific way. http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/59481/8 You can refer to this question to see how the query was produced. In the fiddle ...
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Update new column with value from old columns for all the rows

I've got an odd db design in place that was here when I got on my new work space. We have a column named params which contains some string data which appears that it belongs in more than one column, ...
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Is there a way I can use currval() without selecting it more than once?

I want to be able to use the current value of an auto ID by giving it some kind of name and just referring to it (instead of calling SELECT for each record): Requests table has a serial column named ...
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Recursive calls in stored procedure and temporary tables

I am trying to create a stored procedure in PostgreSQL which has recursive calls. The procedure creates a temporary table to store results. The temporary table isn't dropped after first call due to ...
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Wildcard subnet mask for IPv6

To allow any host to connect to PostgreSQL we can use the IPv4 wildcard subnet mask: 0.0.0.0/0 I need this to setup my PostgreSQL's pg_hba.conf file correctly. What is the IPv6 equivalent?
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Organizing Database Objects in a Database that are not part of the systems original Database Objects?

I've been working at a place for about 2 years now with a series of heterogeneous legacy database applications, which are tied together using 3rd party Microsoft Access databases (*.mdb). Soon we ...
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How does MS SQL Server authenticate MSDTC connections when using SSPI?

I'm trying to get SSPI authentication to play well with two-phase transactions via MSDTC, using PostgreSQL with psqlODBC. I can't figure out how it can work securely - so I'm hoping someone can ...
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Does PostgreSQL write first to WAL and then to data files?

This is regarding the synchronous_commit in Postgres. The synchronous_commit documentation says: Specifies whether transaction commit will wait for WAL records to be written to disk before the ...
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Creating unique constraint to be validated from input

I have this table name tbl with this table definition: create table tbl ( id serial primary key not null, counter integer not null default 1, ref_id integer not null, date_booked date ...
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Building a Trending query

Is there a way to build a query that returns a record set consisting of a date and the number of records == that date? For example, I have a DB that is tracking inspections that take place on every ...
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How to choose a collation for international database?

I'm designing a database which will store data in different languages (using UTF-8), so I think the best way to display the queries results is ordering it according to the user's language during the ...
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Select data based on records created_at column

I have two tables Keywords, ProjectReports: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/06ae3/1 As you can see in that example everything works fine, but I want to get more data from those 2 tables and I don't know ...