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Do supertables produce bottlenecks?

There are several alternatives to using polymorphic associations and one of them is to use the so-called "concrete supertable". From my point of view, this is the neatest solution and is pretty easy ...
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Spliting Datetime into 2 Columns for Restaurant Reservation Schema?

Using PostgreSQL. The primary driver of this is that while no reservation will exist without a date and time, a user can search for and monitor reservations using a time or date or both. With a ...
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pg_dump/pg_restore: different PostgreSQL version, another database name, another tablespace

I am going to move a database from the old server to a new one. the old one runs PostgreSQL 9.1, the new one has 9.3. I want to change the database name. I want the new database to be in a dedicated ...
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SSL on AWS Postgres RDS

I was reading this: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_PostgreSQL.html#PostgreSQL.Concepts.General.SSL Step 2 says "Install the certificate in your operating system", but I ...
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Permission denied in Postgres

I added the user myuserto Postgres. Then I added the database mydatabase in the pgAdmin III GUI and restored from a backup file. So the owner of mydatabase is the superuser postgres. Then I tried to ...
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PostgresSQL authentication error

I recently forgot my PostgreSQL 9.1 password on my windows 8 and it asks for password on pgAdmin III console. Can I retrieve the password or reset it?
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Vacuum vs Auto Vacuum

I am trying to find answers for my below few queries which will help me in fine tuning my postgres DB. I did some googling but was not able to find answer. 1) Out of vacuum or Auto vacuum which is ...
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Order by distance

If I have a query returning nearby cafes: SELECT * FROM cafes c WHERE ( ST_DWithin( ST_GeographyFromText( 'SRID=4326;POINT(' || c.longitude || ' ' || c.latitude || ')' ), ...
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optimization of expensive subquery

The following query gets the last report (where latitude and longitude and secs are <> 0) associated with the specified units: SELECT reports.* FROM reports INNER JOIN ...
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Sharding Postgres Database

I have a Postgres database that has grown to the size where it is no longer feasible to store everything on a single database node. There is a Customer table in my schema where each row represents a ...
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Function quote_nullable(timestamp without time zone) is not unique

When I run this query on "enterprisedb 9.2", it raises an error: select quote_nullable(to_date('09-02-2014 ','dd-MM-yyyy'))::date; Error: LINE 1: select quote_nullable(to_date('09-02-2014 ...
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Bloating effect in Postgresql [closed]

I've done some performance analysis on my DB and I have releved that: Read head 8192 CPU power used 25% Bloating 56% (84GB of 150) 20% occupied by index unused Now I have find that 99% of ...
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Trying to create PostGIS database

I am trying to create a spatially enabled PostGIS database by following the PostGIS documentation. In the short version, i executed, createdb yourdatabase createlang plpgsql yourdatabase But I did ...
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QGIS PostGIS Authentication Failure with “trust” option

I'm trying to setup a PostGIS db using PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up the database, created a user account "jay" with no password, added spatial functionality following section 2.5 here, ...
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Postgres Backup on linux server [closed]

I am trying to take backup of postgres from InstallAnyWhere which is installer for linux and windows machine. I am calling pg_dump from Java process builder as command line below cmdLine: ...
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How can streaming replication be kept lagged by a certain 'delay' time?

Postgres has had streaming replication since 9.0 and since 9.1 it is possible to pause and resume the application of the streamed WAL records using pg_xlog_replay_pause() and pg_xlog_replay_resume(). ...
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Use of integer instead of interval (of one type)

Our DB design presently has a interval column which will only be storing days (no other interval type) so it is making sense to use INT2 (smallint) instead of interval. Reference to documentation. ...
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SELECT DISTINCT with another table

I want to use distinct to display my data. But I don't know how to do it.This is my code.I want to display table gtest_version field max(poly_version) select distinct on (rule_name) ...
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Postgres Point-In-Time Recovery with a limited point in time

I'm configuring PostgreSQL WAL-based backup for point-in-time recovery. Actually, I don't really need any point in time beyond 1 month ago and don't want to waste time for the logs older than that. ...
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UPDATE table with another table data

I want to update the table car_check field fencing.(total 40 rows).I also use postgis function. I think it's a little difficult.Any suggestions? The code is the first carid example. UPDATE car_check ...
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upgrading from postgres 9.1 to 9.3 on ubuntu server

I have my production server(ubuntu 13.10) running with postgresql 9.1. I want to use few features of 9.3, hence want to upgrade. Could someone help me with upgrading from 9.1 to 9.3 so that there is ...
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How can I get the latest five scores per user per subject?

There is a Postgres table in our system called "scores" which records test scores. It has test takers (users of our system), scores from 0-10, depts and dates each time a test was taken, like this: ...
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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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Should I create an index for non key columns?

I have a table in a PostGreSql database defined as following: CREATE TABLE public."MATCH"( "ITEM_A_ID" bigint DEFAULT 0, "ITEM_B_ID" bigint DEFAULT 0, "OWNER_A_ID" bigint DEFAULT 0, ...
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How large should a database table grow?

I have been experiencing some very slow queries for a specific table. This table grows daily. I ran the pg_relation_size function, which gives the size of a table in the database: mydb=# select ...
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Replicating only significant records to specific database

I have a remote database which holds data for various databases in various locations. I want to do database replication, but only data specific to a certain database should be replicated to it. I can ...
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Why would you index text_pattern_ops on a text column?

Today Seven Databases in Seven Weeks introduced me to per-operator indexes. You can index strings for pattern matching the previous queries by creating a text_pattern_ops operator class index, as ...
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How do I return JSON structured as the transpose of json_agg() in PostgreSQL?

I'm trying to convert an arbitrary subquery to JSON in PostgreSQL. json_agg() seems like the obvious tool for the job. For example: select json_agg(a) from ( select count(lead_source), ...
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Why does this limit make the postgres planner use a much slower index scan instead of a much faster bitmap heap/index scan?

I have a table of about 700k rows in Postgres 9.3.3, which has the following structure: Columns: content_body - text publish_date - timestamp without time zone published ...
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Can IS DISTINCT FROM be combined with ANY or ALL somehow?

Is a postgres way of combining IS DISTINCT FROM with ANY or some other neat way of getting the same result? select count(*) from (select 'A' foo union all select 'Z' union all select null) z where ...
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How to configure replication from PostgreSQL (RDS) to vanilla PostgreSQL?

I have an Amazon RDS Postgres DB and I created a "replicator" user and granted it the "replication" privilege. db=> create role replicator login password 'something'; CREATE ROLE db=> alter ...
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PostgreSQL designing tool

I am about to design a database which is going to run with PostgreSQL. I am used to the magnificent tool called MySQL Workbench for MySQL database. It is useful and it looks good which I kind of ...
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How to determine how much disk-space postgresql 9.1 requires as temp_space to run a query?

Given a query q to execute. Is there a way to determine how much disk-space postgresql will (or used) as temporary_space in order to execute it (during its execution) ? I'm under Ubuntu 12.0.4 with ...
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Unable to install postgresql 9.3 on windows 8.1

I have been trying, without success, to get posgresql 9.3 up and running on Windows 8.1 on and off over the last ten days. Here is what I have done so far: I got the windows installer from ...
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Converting a Ruby on Rails site from MySQL to PostgreSQL? [closed]

Whats the best way to convert a MySQL database to PostgreSQL so that it does not create errors, and safely transferred? My developer is redeveloping my site and he suggested it use PostgreSQL ...
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25M x 25M inner join (postgresql) performance

I have a one time need to do an inner join of 25M rows on 25M rows. The box is a Alienware area 51, 4 cores 25GB memory and SATA drive (non system disk). So far it has taken 22 hours. I did btree ...
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Best approach on storing/displaying sanitized data

Surfing the web I find two approaches on storing data in databases. Approach 1: Store data in the database with the html-specialcharacters sanitized $userdata = $_POST['field']; ...
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What is the difference between MySQL and PostgreSQL in terms of writing SQL queries? [closed]

Other than performance and security is there really any difference between MySQL and Postgres like SQL queries, built-in functions, procedures and so on? I'm asking this because I'm familiar with PHP ...
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Some SQLs sometimes take all available RAM

I'm running postgresql server on Windows Server 2008, which has 6GB of ram. My dataset is something near 1,5GB big. I have problems, when I run specific SQLs in table, which has 51mio of records. ...
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can't connect to postgresql with md5 [closed]

I can connect to db with trust, but it is not letting me to connect with md5. It says : "password authentication failed for user "postgres"" Here what I have in pg_hba.config host all all ...
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Removing records from database periodically that surpass timeline

I have a reports table which has literally millions, if not hundreds of millions of report records, which date back to 2011. I think it's slowing down my queries exponentially. I only want to keep ...
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Clever repeatable benchmarking and bottleneck detection test bench - PostgreSQL

Has anyone usefull ideas, inspration or literature for me to design a good test bench for PostgreSQL. I need repeatable results, which are applyable in realworld and production environement (no ...
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How to copy the postgresql's xlog files safely

I mean how to safely copy xlog files when postgresql is running? Any reply will be appreciated.
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Has my 'cluster' operation succeeded?

I ran this command: cluster verbose address using address_locality_lookup; And got this result: INFO: clustering "dba.address" using sequential scan and sort INFO: "address": found 0 removable, ...
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Changed password on Postgres but I still can log in with the old one [closed]

I changed my password via alter user, but can still log in with the old one. In the 9.1.6 version of postgresql I resolved this problem by killing all the processes through pg_terminate_backend, but ...
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Postgres - Create table with foreign key constraint too slow

I have a table called "Account" that is a heavily used table, has 17 columns and has upwards of 300,000 rows. I am trying to create a new table, "NewTable", that has a foreign key constraint to ...
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Debugging why postgres is snowballing with system cpu usage

I am having an issue where my postgres database which run on a dedicated machine is getting hammered with kernal level cpu usage. This essentially takes down the web service that run on this database. ...
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requested shared memory size overflows size_t PostgreSQL

I am running PostgreSQL 9.2.3 on SUN Solaris 9. This is 64 bit system with 32G swap and 16G RAM. I use same configuration file as on Linux or SUN Solaris 10, where everything is ok. I am unable to ...
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PostgreSQL - Return unique combinations of columns based on where clause

This is quite a long question, please bear with me. So I'd like to first explain I have a database of firewall logs created using the following command: CREATE TABLE firewall_logs_mapped ( ...
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Foreign key constraint on array member?

Suppose I have a table containing job roles: CREATE TABLE roles ( "role" character varying(80) NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT "role" PRIMARY KEY (role) ); Suppose I further have a table, users, and each ...