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How to make psql restore of a database ignore the owner information?

My database is associated with different usernames on the server and on my local machine. Whenever I try to restore it on my local machine from the backup downloaded from the server using the command ...
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How to save database connection information when using `psql`?

I am learning to use psql to work with a postgres database on linux. I can connect using a long connection string, for example by running: psql postgresql://myusername:mypassword@localhost:5433/dbname ...
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in which timezone Psql displays timestamp without timezone (PostgreSQL)?

What I mean is the following: if I create a timestamp without timezone (timestamp) column and store there some value, internally microseconds are stored, but when issuing select this is converted to a ...
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How to use the \i command in SQL-Shell?

I'm new to PostgreSQL and I wanted to use or run a specific file on the SQL-Shell on windows but I`m getting some errors of what I think is not making sense from my knowledge. I ran the following... \...
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Select columns by file containing primary keys

I have a text file with primary keys. Each line contains one primary key. Now I want to select the rows based on the input file. I can not find the right option for psql to do this. What is the ...
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could not connect to server: can't connect postgres on the server to postico on my local

when I connect postgres on the server to postico on my local I get this error could not connect to server: Operation timed out Is the server running on host "http://159.65.65.203/" (92.242....
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Syntax error near & and : in psql

I am getting below errors in sql log of Native Postgres database : psql.bin:G_co-ac_G_grant_ivspc.sql:1: ERROR: 42601: syntax error at or near "&" 2 LINE 1: grant select on ...
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Import table data using multiple sql file in psql

Local Machine(l1): Windows 10 psql Remote Machine(R1): linux EDB(postgres) On my local I have 1000+ sql script containing insert statement . psql is also installed locally . I need to run this sql ...
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Unable to import shapefile into PostGisDatabase - problem of connection

I have been trying to import/load a shapefile into a PostGis database without any success despite many trials and searching an answer in the documentation. Configuration I'm running Windows 64 bits ...
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What does “psql: /usr/pgsql-11/lib/libpq.so.5: no version information available (required by psql)” actually mean?

I have a question regarding following output: [nikola@192 ~] $ sudo su - postgres [postgres@192 ~] $ psql dvdrental postgres psql: /usr/pgsql-11/lib/libpq.so.5: no version information available (...
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PSQL console encoding

How can I have a working PSQL console using UTF8 encoding under Windows? I have a Windows server and client. The Postgres 12 database contains tables with content in multiple languages (ex: English, ...
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Relational-JSON overlapping with association [closed]

I have a composed class called sensor that is linked to a main class Node such that: class node is linked with another node to make a communication that produce an event class sensor can as well ...
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psql command, how to enforce certificate check?

I have created a cockroachdb v20.1.0 cluster based on this: https://www.cockroachlabs.com/docs/stable/deploy-cockroachdb-on-premises.html I have also created a test user like this: CREATE USER test ...
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postgres install from homebrew not creating `postgres` user

So, I'm trying to fix my local postgreSQL install to save log4j2 entries. Because the former has been bungled, I decided to reinstall. I ran the following to uninstall: brew uninstall postgresql rm -...
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How do I temporarily set VERBOSITY in psql (where does psql store its variables)?

I'd like to be able to temporarily set VERBOSITY in a .sql script, execute a DO block, and then restore the VERBOSITY setting. However, this does not work: cat test-set.sql \echo VERBOSITY = :...
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possible to specify field enclosure in psql command line?

In psql if I have a field separator of ",", but there are commas in some fields, is it possible to specify a field enclosure character? I have looked through the documentation but I can't find it. ...
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Postgresql connects to database but with another schema owner

I have a database called sommos_development. Working normally, when I run the command \dn on the database, this is the result The Problem The thing is that sometimes, when I reboot my computer and I ...
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How to get latest timestamped result from time series in a join table [duplicate]

I have 3 tables node ---- id ip metric --- id key (str) node_id (FK on node) his_metric ---- id metric_id (FK on metric) value (float) datetime (datetime) Question How to write a query that will ...
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Column containing the word from another column

I am trying to select records in a postgresql where the service column contains usernames. Something like this but not 1 to 1: select service, cash from services where service not in (select name ...
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Query to update the JSON that does not contain a specific key

I want to query a table that has JSON data. The data of the column detail in the table details are as follows. id | 1 detail | { myCompany: [{ email: 'company@company.com', inProfit: true }], ...
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View operation timestamps for long running operations in PSQL console

When I do long running queries, I tend to use tmux and a psql console. It will not show me any output of when some operation was started or completed. How can I get the psql console to show some ...
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postgresql set variable not working with command option

Has anyone a solution for this issue (tested on postgres v12) I would like to use the psql variable option in conjunction with command like this: psql -v env=test -c "SELECT :'env';" but this ...
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Shell script - psql run multiple statements from a variable one by one in one transaction

Im preparing a shell script to generate analyze command and all the commands will go to a variable. echo $analyze_query analyze tbl1; analyze tbl2; analyze tbl3; Now I want to run one by one, and ...
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Unable to connect postgresql server from pgAdmin4, showing error - 'ServerManager' object has no attribute 'user_info'

I am trying to connect a remote postgresql database server(RHEL7.5) through pgAdmin4 from my windows10 pc, but it is showing an error 'ServerManager' object has no attribute 'user_info'. I have ...
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declare variable in bash script set var=“psql -c ”select * from someting" and execute var

I am searching for a way to integrate psql statements in bash scripts for devops reasons. The simplest way I would do that is: CMD='psql -c "DROP DATABASE restore_database;"' then use a bash ...
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psql ^C takes long time to cancel query [closed]

I am using psql to query a large database. and (understandably) many queries that I type in take a long time. I typically want to cancel these queries and so I enter ^C, and psql responds with the ...
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how do I generate a series starting from the last id in the table, generate_series(last id, 10000)

how do I generate a series starting from the last id in the table, generate_series(last id, 10000)? Say the last id is 101 in the table I would like to generate ids 102-10000 in the table. Currently I ...
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Cannot induce exit code 3 from psql

The docs page states (emphasis mine) Exit Status psql returns 0 to the shell if it finished normally, 1 if a fatal error of its own occurs (e.g. out of memory, file not found), 2 if the ...
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barman & Dockerized PostgreSQL: check timeout: FAILED (barman check command timed out)

I am trying to configure barman to backup a PostgreSQL 11 database running inside a Docker container. barman v2.10 is installed directly in the Ubuntu 18.04.3 host machine. barman check pgsql gives ...
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Fail to copy all PostgreSQL databases between servers although there is no error message

I want to copy all databases from PostgreSQL 9.3 on Server-1 (Windows 7) to an empty PostgreSQL 12.0 on Server-2 (Windows Server 2012 R2). The steps are as follows: On Server-1: C:\Program Files\...
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Constraints between tables on a variable

im aiming to add a constraint on the number of bicycles allowed to be stored in each terminal - the number differing between terminals. These are my original tables create table terminal( ...
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PostgreSQL dump distinct column without memory consumption

I'm trying to dump csv of distinct varchar(43) column to file, table has around billion rows, select distinct command either runs out of memory and command is aborted or server just closes all ...
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How to setup an ssh connection to a postgres 12 db using dbeaver

I am currently in the process of trying to connect to my local postgres 12 db. In the past (9.3/9.6) you were able to edit the .pg_hba file to modify which connections were allowed but that file doesn'...
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How can I rerun a statement from server logs without manual editing?

I have some statements in my logs like this: SELECT to_char("version_downloads"."date", $1), SUM(version_downloads.downloads) FROM "version_downloads" WHERE "version_downloads"."version_id" IN ($2, $...
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set -x equivalent for the Postgres cli/console/prompt/repl

Is there a "set -x" for the Postgres prompt/repl ? In bash when you want to execute a set of commands, and come back to check it after lunch you can do set -x command1 command2 command3 and bash ...
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Single-tenant to multi-tenant: restore old database to schema in new database

I have a Django app which uses Postgres as a database w/ the django-tenants package providing multitenant functionality. This is a migration from what was originally a single tenant database with just ...
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Importing plain (raw) files into a postgres table (bytea and large objects)

What is a good way to insert/copy plain files into a postgres table, preferrably using the psql command-line? In my case the files are a bunch of eMails from Maildir archives, so I tried to use COPY: ...
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advice : restore a table with PostgreSQL in a database

(dba beginner) As an exercise, I test different methods to restore all or part of a database. I have 2 dumps of a table: the first one in sql format, the second one in custom format. So I use psql in ...
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COPY … FROM STDIN command failing on null values exported as “\N”

I initiated a table dump and wherever the NULL value comes, the dump file has \N for that. During the restore I'm getting this error. invalid command \N The database encoding is UTF8. I took ...
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Postgresql - should character varying be limited if its going to be unique indexed?

For a column storing email, the length intended to be stored is never going to be over 254 characters. According to \d I currently have character varying (withOUT parentheses denoting a limit). Psql ...
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Postgresql equivalent of --i-am-a-dummy

MySQL's command line tool has a flag --i-am-a-dummy that sets execution limits: With --safe-updates, you can modify rows only by specifying the key values that identify them, or a LIMIT clause, or ...
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Exporting table data into csv format from server to local [closed]

I have connected to remote server and trying to export a table data to local using the command: copy finance.coa to 'localusername@172.16.1.44:/home/kedarisettyakhiles/akki.csv' DELIMITER ',' CSV ...
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Use or include external schema in search_path on Redshift

Narrative I have a sql script that creates a bunch of tables in a temporary schema name in Redshift. I don't want to repeat the schema name a bunch of times, so I would like to do something like the ...
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Postgresql - roles without linux accounts?

Basic question: what I'm reading describes how to create linux users in parallel with postgresql roles. However, I don't see the value in creating any of these users in linux - I just want to create ...
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Psql, cte twice for same thing return bad value

What I need. Same values for category tree as in first case, first case is for name (cte), second is for id (cte2). What I tried. with recursive cte as( select category_id,category_parent,...
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In PostgreSQL URL I can't use a password containing special characters

I have a postgresql database in Azure The passwd string has special characters like these: )mvd99/iyH_=ag=Por/W}%%aKY^ygt+,sC7%%P?APOU psql --dbname=postgresql://db_user@mydemoserver:)mvd99/iyH_=ag=...
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Postgres Service Not start using via HomeBrew

I have to install homebrew in my macOS then after I tried to install Postgres on my mac using the homebrew. but when I checked my Postgres status is it not running. /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/11.4/...
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Query returns results on pgAdmin running on remote client but not directly through psql on db server

When I query my database using a role in pgAdmin on a remote client, I get the results of the query. However if I run the same query directly on the db server with the same role , I don't see the ...
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How to pass variable to PL/pgSQL code from the command line?

I am running a psql script from the command line with variables something like: psql ...... -v now_utc=$NOW_UTC Then I want to use this in my script like: $$ DECLARE _now_date timestamp := :...
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Moving a large table from Localhost to remote server

Postgres 11, Windows 10, pgAdmin 4 I have a large post-gis enabled table (29million rows, 20GB + a 5GB spatial index) stored on my local machine (localhost). I want to move this table to an AWS ...

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