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How do I get the current unix timestamp from PostgreSQL?

Unix timestamp is the number of seconds since midnight UTC January 1, 1970. How do I get the correct unix timestamp from PostgreSQL? When comparing to currenttimestamp.com and timestamp.1e5b.de I ...
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“AT TIME ZONE” with zone name PostgreSQL bug?

I was answering this stackoverflow question and found strange result: select * from pg_timezone_names where name = 'Europe/Berlin' ; name | abbrev | utc_offset | is_dst ...
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How to best store a timestamp in PostgreSQL?

I'm working on a PostgreSQL DB design and I am wondering how best to store timestamps. Assumptions Users in different timezones will use the database for all CRUD functions. I have looked at 2 ...
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Filter created_at and count distinct minutes

I have this query to get records from a database: SELECT camera_id, count(*) AS snapshot_count FROM snapshots WHERE created_at >= timestamp 'yesterday' AND created_at < timestamp 'today' ...
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What happens when we take a timediff between timestamp and datetime

Say I have following table in mysql (5.5+): CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `test` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL, `x_time` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, ...
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INT or TIMESTAMP for the change time column in a logging table?

We're having an argument over what to use for storing change date in a new log table for our site. One side says, use INT for the timestamp, storing the UNIX timestamp. We can convert the datetime ...
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MySQL system date change impact

I can't find an answer for this problem. If I have in my database data of datatypes like date and timestamp. Can the change of system date affect this saved data ? I mean, can these existing ...
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Dates changed to 0000-00-00

Previously, on my table (~81000 rows), I have had date and time fields set as VARCHAR instead of date/time. All those dates were of the type MM/DD/YY. I changed the type from VARCHAR to DATE and TIME ...