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Does spgist extension in PostgreSQL 9.2.3 support float or int array?

SP-GiST is an abbreviation for space-partitioned GiST in PostgreSQL 9.2.3. It can be used to find the similar tuple by creating the sp-gist index on the column. e.g: create index pt_spgist_idx on ...
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Script to get duration

I am new to PostgreSQL. I am trying to write a query which can give me duration of the time. The fields are in the format yyyymmddhhmmss. In between we will get empty fields for Start_Time or ...
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Postgres copy data with \xYY as plain string instead of interpreting as encoded string

I have a log file full of URLs, generated by Bro IDS. When Bro logs a URL with non-ascii characters in it, it inserts \xYY where YY is the hexadecimal character code. Also, some URLs contain "\x". ...
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How to Reorganize Microsoft Access Table

I have just taken over a retiring DBA's position and is responsible for migrating the current access database to SQL Server or PostgreSQL. Right now, the table structure is a mess. Instead of ...
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What fillfactor for caching table?

I have heavily updated / accessed table where I store serialized java objects. They are in the table for 2-3 hours (also are being updated during that period) and then removed. Size of table is around ...
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PostgreSQL Sequential Scan instead of Index Scan Why?

Hi All I've got a problem with my PostgreSQL database query and wondering if anyone can help. In some scenarios my query seems to ignore the index that I've created which is used for joining the two ...
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What is the best way to store X509 certificate in PostgreSQL database?

I'm working on web authenticate system where users will digitally sign random tokens and this will be checked with X509 certificates stored on the server. Therefore I have to store several X509 ...
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Postgresql Run 'Jobs' At Specific Times

I have a normal problem to anyone that can't trust on applications to do their 'work/ AKA be online' and needs a DB Stored Procedure to run every minute . Scenario : PostgreSQL 9.2 Need To Run A ...
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How should I tune Postgresql for 20 GB of RAM?

I've been fortunate enough to have the use of a 20GB Linode instance running Ubuntu 64 bit. I want to try to optimize PostGres for this service, but I don't know what I should prioritize changing. I ...
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UPPER Case issue postgreSQL when importing from text file

I have ruby and rails app, and I have cron task to download text file and import it to the database using \copy hotels FROM 'db/ActivePropertyList.txt' DELIMITER '|' There is a header field which ...
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PostgreSQL no relations found

I am running ruby and rails app with postgresql database, and I want to do batch import from text file to the database. I've configured the database and if I run psql and \l to list all databases, I ...
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Export Postgres table on remote server to CSV file on local machine?

I have access to DB on remote server where I can do only select command, So, I can execute: COPY products TO '/tmp/products.csv' DELIMITER ','; But on that server I don't have permission to ...
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What is the equivalent of a “Certificate of Destruction” when using a cloud-hosted database?

We have a Rails application hosted by Heroku and using an Heroku Postgres database. Some of the information we store is considered to be sensitive by our users, and we've been asked if we can provide ...
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PostgreSQL user can not connect to server after changing password

I've met this with 4 roles I created: After changing password for a user in pgAdmin III using the GUI (1), that user can not log in any more. pgAdmin III show error message: An error has occurred: ...
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Can PostgreSQL's COPY create CSV with Locale-specific number formatting?

I want to create a CSV with PostgreSQL 9.1 COPY that directly opens correctly with a double-click in crazy German Excel 2010. Using ";"-Delimiter is easy. The encoding is solved, but Excel only ...
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Materialized View PostgreSQL

Is there any possibility of having built-in materialized views in PostgreSQL ? I don't want Gardner version or somehthing like physical table populated by triggers. I've read that was/is something ...
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Running a TPC-C Benchmark Without sleep() i.e. key-in + think time

We are running a TPC-C benchmark against a PostgreSQL 9.2 server using JdbcRunner-1.2 implementation. During first few tests we were not getting a smooth (that is, without sudden spikes down to almost ...
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Configuring Postgres 9.2 streaming replication with Redhat Clustering Suite for High Availability

I'm in the process of configuring PostgreSQL 9.2 streaming replication with Redhat Clustering Suite for high availability. I have 1 master and 1 hot standby configured to replicate the data from ...
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Tuning Postgres config for new Database Server

I have finally gotten a Purpose Built Database machine for a project i'm working on. The server is a 4 Core Xeon with 64GB of Ram and a Raid10 of 10krpm drives. I have just got the database moved ...
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How to improve performance on PostgreSQL when using multiple concurrent processes?

Seeing query performance which is not satisfactory on our Python application, which runs several processes that use SQLAlchemy core to access a PostgreSQL 9.2 database. We may have around 100 - 200 ...
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Postgresql Retrieve / Find Primary Key Serial Autonumber field for Audit logs

I need to find the Primary Key field name in each of a number (approx 70) of tables to create audit logs. All the primary keys are type serial (auto incrementing integer) and all have the name in the ...
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How many queries per second is my Postgres executing?

How can I tell how many queries per second my Postgres database is executing?
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PostgreSQL 9.1 streaming replication problem: replica fails to use an index properly

We use PostgreSQL 9.1.7 on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 on a master server and PostgreSQL 9.1.7 on FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE on a replica server. The replica and master servers return different results on the same ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.2 and PostGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu 12

At the current moment, March 4th 2013, can PostGIS2.0 be install with PostgreSQL 9.2? I checked their website and to my understanding it is not possible... I hope that's not the case. Can anyone ...
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Versioning data in Databases [closed]

Is there any ready mechanism in Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSql or OR framework (C#), which can version information in a database? By versioning informartion I mean that e.g. I have table Person (id, ...
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How to view the current settings of Autovacuum in Postgres?

I've found a million examples of how to set Autovacuum's configuration settings, but can't seem to find how to list the current configuration. Postgres 9.1 is the version I'm most interested in.
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Difference between return next and return record

What is the difference between RETURN NEXT and RETURN RECORD in PL/pgSQL? I find the manual quite confusing in explaining what RETURN RECORD actually does. What is a RECORD type?
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returning set of records in stored procedure

I would like to return a set of records from a pl/pgsql. Is there a way to do that without using the "for" construct and cursors? For instance when I compared these two stored procedures: create or ...
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How to calculate running total based on dynamic values?

I need to calculate the running total in which the target column is changing along with the time. Its something which aws does. Charging based for only what you use. So how do I aggregate sum of ...
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Declare variable of table type in PL/pgSQL

I am wondering if there is a way to declare a variable of type table in PL/pgSQL to hold query results? For instance how can I express something like: q1 = select * from foo; q2 = select * from bar; ...
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Postgres error ( XX000: invalid memory alloc request size 4294967290 ) [closed]

I'm getting the following error in my postgres 8.4 database: XX000: invalid memory alloc request size 4294967290 Operating System : Windows 7 64 bit Memory : 8GB Database Version: Postgres 8.4 ...
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“custom archiver out of memory” error when restoring large DB using pg_restore

I'm trying to a restore a local copy of a 30GB DB (with only one table) dumped using the Heroku wrappers (described here) using pg_restore. The Heroku DB is using 9.1.7 and I have had the same result ...
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String handling in postgres 8.4

This started as a question about indexes, but then when I got my answer I realized I would have to try and convert the answer into 8.4 syntax (I can't believe that format does not exist). I thought I ...
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postgres GROUP BY and ORDER BY problem

I have two tables like this: CREATE TABLE cmap5 ( name VARCHAR(2000), lexemes TSQUERY ); and CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS synonyms_all_gin_tsvcolumn ( cid int NOT NULL ...
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PostgreSQL 7.4 data corruption

We're dealing with the following situation (PG version is 7.4.30): somehow, a DB has gone missing from pg_database (psql \l listing doesn't show it anymore). More, while you can still \c to it, a \d ...
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Dumping and restoring on db server - postgres

Is there a way to execute a backup and restore of PostgreSQL DB from App server without calling pg_dump from App server and executing pg_restore also on App server. In this way I'm executing ...
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Create index if it does not exist

I am working on a function that allows me to add an index if it does not exist. I am running into the problem that I cannot get a list of indexes to compare to. Any thoughts? This is a similar issue ...
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How to get CPU usage of PostgreSQL server?

I'm reading about PostgreSQL monitoring tool. I get a lot of information like database size etc. but can't find info about CPU and memory usage. Are these informations provided by PostgreSQL server or ...
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How to pass a table type with an array field to a function in postgresql

i have a table called book CREATE TABLE book ( id smallint NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, bname text, btype text, bprices numeric(11,2)[], CONSTRAINT key PRIMARY KEY (id ) ) and a ...
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Single column join vs multicolumn join

In a test with two schemas that conceptually contain the same data I got a bigger performance difference then expected. In one scheme a surrogate key is used which means that in the join condition ...
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Truncate table is taking too long in PostgreSQL [closed]

I have many databases on the same server, all with same templates. When I execute truncate command on exceptions table in each database, it works fine and executes immediately but on database named ...
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psql asks for password, CREATE USER didn't specify one

I used to have a user, say 'jack' in postgresql, and then I forgot what the password. I reassigned all its ownerships to user postgres, removed the user, and then created it again with CREATE USER ...
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Display user-defined types and their details

I've created a few new UDTs in PostgreSQL. However, now I have two problems: how to see which UDTs have been defined? how to see the columns defined within these UDTs? Unfortunately, I couldn't ...
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How to tell if database tuning is fruitful (PostgreSQL)

As a DBA, I regularly observe my database, tune up some queries (either getting the programmers to re-write it or add index or update statistics if that's what is needed, etc). I also tune up the ...
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Filtering data that could have more than one category

I have a table like the following: Annotation ( document, term, category ) Where document and term are some ID, while category is an integer. The couple document - term is not unique, ...
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Postgresql: type_modifier in UDT

In the manual for creating UDTs in postgresql I found the following statement: PostgreSQL allows user-defined types to take one or more simple constants or identifiers as modifiers. However, this ...
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multi-master to single-slave replication at table level with PostgreSQL or MySQL

Here is my scenario Master1 hosting DB1 Master2 hosting DB2 ... MasterN hosting DBN replicate to: Slave1 hosting DB1,DB2... DBN I've read similar questions and they recommend to start different ...
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Faster joining on 'most recent' related rows

I have a bug tracking application. The bug table stores very little, because every state change to a bug happens by adding a comment. For example, the current state of a bug is determined by the state ...
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Select longest continuous sequence

I am trying to construct a query in PostgreSQL 9.0 that gets the longest sequence of continuous rows for a specifc field. Consider the following table: lap_id (Serial), lap_no (int), car_type ...
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Slow access to table in postgresql despite vacuum

I'm running PG 8.4 I had a table with about 20K records. Any query accessing this table with more than 1 record (e.g. joins) would be very very slow. Even a count would take like 20 seconds. Stats ...