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How to compare databases?

I tried using meld on two dumps from two different databases from the same RDBMS, but it seems that those dumps are not comparable because not being canonical. I tried both pg_dump ... (standard) and ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 denying remote connection from user despite pg_hba.conf/postgresql.conf configurations

I am running PostgreSQL 9.3 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is the stock Postgres distribution available in apt. I found a bunch of threads in various forums that indicate that the correct way to allow remote ...
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Postgresql: How do full_page_writes help prevent data loss?

From the postgresql docs [full page writes are] needed because a page write that is in process during an operating system crash might be only partially completed, leading to an on-disk page that ...
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How to use ShemaSpyGui for view database diagram

I installed Postgre today and I want to watch database shema. I resolvse to use schemaSpy and download it and also schemaSpyGui and then I see: This is the command (password not displayed!) ...
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How to get crontab to run when backup requires a password

I am running a script to backup my postgres database on Debian. I am basically running exactly this: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux Now I have everything working fine when ...
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tsvector type does not exist in Postgres 8.2.15 - how to fix?

I've been working on setting up a Greenplum DB with the server VM at https://network.pivotal.io/products/pivotal-gpdb This VM runs Greenplum on Postgres 8.2.15. I need to set up a text search ...
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Metasploit wouldn't work with the database

I am running Arch Linux on my i386 laptop. I've made a fresh install of ruby1.9 and metasploit from AUR and now I'm experiencing some weird stuff with it. First, it does not load any modules upon ...
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How do I know if my Postgres table is clustered?

I have some tables in my Postgres database, and I have set the tables to cluster about an index. But I forget when was the last time I ran cluster maintenance on these tables, and I do not want to ...
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Trouble installing PostgreSQL via npm on Windows 8

I've installed PostgreSQL on my (Windows 8) computer via the binary installer but it's a dependency for something I'm making so I want to install it via the command line to the project's directory. ...
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postgres creating new user/role

I am following this tutorial, and being logged in as postgres I run: createuser --interactive provided name and choosen superuser then: createdb dogspot but when trying sudo -i -u dogspot I get: ...
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Delete PostgreSQL data and Library directories on Mac

I want to completely clean PostgreSQL off of my Mac. I ran the uninstaller and that removed everything but the data and Library directories. I want to get rid of these two directories as well, but ...
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Postgresql connection refused

I'm trying to remotely connect to my postgresql database. I have two virtual machines set up both running ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to connect to the second vm using the first vm using psql -h ...
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Postgresql 8.4 service not starting windows 7

Hi All i am not able to start Postgresql service from service manager in windows-7. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion although pg_ctl is ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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Installing PostgresSQL on CentOS 6.4 without yum

I've got a company server running CentOS 6.4 on which I'm required to install the tools required for a webapp deployment. One of those tools is PostgreSQL server, however the company VPN is blocking ...
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Questions on compiling homebrew php with postgres support on Mavericks

I recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MacBook Pro and a few things broke in the process. One of these was the ability to load a drupal page that sits on a postgres database. I get this message on a ...
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How do I configure Postgresql on Windows 8.1 to connect to Golang?

I'm trying to follow the tutorial here: https://gophercasts.io/lessons/4-postgres-basics but I'm having problems with the way in which the user is set up in Windows 8.1 (64-bit). The tutorial has a ...
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Check the contents of a PostgreSQL data directory

I have found an old unlabeled backup of mine with a PostgreSQL data directory in it. Is it possible to check its contents somehow, without installing PostgreSQL itself?
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Error installing postgres on Windows 8

I am using a Windows 8 laptop as my dev server. I am trying to install postgres on my laptop, but I get the following error: Problem running post-install step. Installation may not complete ...
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iptables configuration on Windows Azure (CentOS 6.5) for endpoint load-balanced set

I created 2 VMs (CentOS6.5) on Windows Azure for Postgresql database and HA cluster, everything works fine except when I set iptables service on, the endpoint load-balanced set is down. for security ...
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How do I start Postgres on CentOS 6.5?

Whenever I try to start Postgres, it gives me an error. Even if I remove the directory it complains about, it still fails. [root@ip-172-31-15-65 init.d]# service postgresql start /var/lib/pgsql/data ...
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Is there a way to test Postgresql connection from VMware Fusion on a Mac?

I have some reasons to believe that VMware Fusion is not connecting to my postgresql database hosted on my Mac OS. Is there a way to test this connection from my Windows portion through VMware?
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PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
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Is there a tool to manipulate pg_hba.conf programmatically (if not what comes closest)? [closed]

I'm looking for anything above the level of programmatic file manipulation, a command or a python library. There seems to be no alternative to editing the file (assuming that ...
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How to create a database from psql user (not linux user)

I' ve studied some PostgreSQL. In the principle i' ve been teach to create a postgress's user with same name of my linux's user. Now i want to try to make an application, and for this reason i would ...
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Transactions per second in a database (say PostgreSQL)

I refer to 2 documentation pages on PostgreSQL's site: #1 and #2. From these, we see the transaction log is flushed to disk 5 times per second (wal_writer_delay = 200ms), and we also see the RDBMS ...
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Creating user with password or changing password doesn't work in PostgresQL

I'm trying to create a new user role or change existing one's password to be able to work locally with PostgresQL. I'm working on Ubuntu. I can modify the attributes of an user, but for some reason ...
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Problems installing postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on windows 7

I am trying to install postgresql-9.3.4-4-windows-64 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting the error message: Error. There has been an error. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable path. ...
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Postgresql starup script for second instance?

I need to run my second postgresql instance when linux boots. I added this command (like in postgresql documentation) in rc.local: /usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/bin/pg_ctl start -l logfile -D ...
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Installing and running two postgresql versions on different ports (or two instances of same server)

I have postgresql 9.1 installed on my machine (Ubuntu). I need another postgresql server that would run next to the old one. Exact version does not matter, but I'm thinking of using 9.2 version. How ...
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Can I tell if crashplan has backed up a particular file in a particular state?

I would like to be able to tell, programmatically, if CrashPlan has backed-up a particular file, including the current updates to that file. I.e., that the current contents of a file are backed up. ...
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Unable to Import Postgresql Database into Amazon AWS Database

I have a Postgresql 9.3 database locally which needs to be 'restored' to an Amazon AWS database. I am able to restore this database to various local Postgresql servers but on Amazon, using pgAdminIII ...
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Change postgreSQL database user from windows user in CMD

i recently installed PostgreSQL on windows 7, each time i try to use CMD to execute SQL command, i get this error createdb: could not connect to database template1: FATAL: password authentication ...
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PostgreSQL does not start in ubuntu, says could not bind IPv4 Socket

I installed latest version of PostgreSQL. I tried to start with this command, bin/pg_ctl start -D testDB I got the following error message. LOG: could not bind IPv4 socket: Address already in ...
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How can I make my Upstart service depend on PostgreSQL?

I have a service configured as an upstart job. How do I make sure that PostgreSQL is running before my service is started? Ubuntu 14.04 here.
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how to set default data type for create table in dbvisualizer

I am creating a postgresql database in DBVisualizer. Things would go faster if I could gain control over the default data type I get when I create a column. For Postgresql, it defaults to bigint and ...
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postgres: unable to install postgresql-contrib-9.1

My system version is Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I encountered this problem by setting up PostgreSQL in a Rails app. First I ran rake db:migrate and it showed an error: -- enable_extension("hstore") rake ...
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pgAdmin III - how to insert data into table

How can I insert the result of some function (e.g. point(0,0) or localtimestamp) into some cell in the edit data window of pgAdmin? I keep getting an error Invalid input syntax for type ...
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Simplest import of pipe-delimited text w/header to PostgreSQL

I am trying to create a database with several tables. One of the tables is intended to hold about 1.3 million rows of data from the U.S. Economic Census. The data is in a pipe-delimited text file. ...
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A few doubts about creating my own webhosting server

I just created a system administration website from scratch for one of my university's administration offices (for free) using a postgresql database. I have tested this new system for almost 3 weeks ...
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Only allow external PostgreSQL connections for specific database

I've got a Postgres server that's configured to only allow connections from localhost. I like that. However, I have a situation where I need to run a database that is accessible from something other ...
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Any way to keep connection alive in pgAdmin without setting it on the server?

I am using postgres.heroku.com to host my databases. This means that I have no way of changing server settings. Therefore, the answer to this question does not help me. Heroku is not willing to change ...
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Postgresql query within a bash script

We are having an issue with a postgresql bash query. The output of the query from the bash script add's additional quotes around the date. Please can you help me fix it?! Script: #!/bin/sh ...
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upgrading from postgresql 9.1 to 9.3 on ubuntu server with data intact

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 ...
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How to edit PostgreSQL tables with a uuid primary key using IntelliJ's database Table Editor?

I have hooked-up PyCharm with my PostgreSQL database. All of my tables have a uuid column as their primary key. When I attempt to edit a row's value, I get the following error: [2014-03-05 17:31:08] ...
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How to configure PostgreSQL for best access from both Windows 7 host and Ubuntu 12.04 guest?

I have a new Ubuntu 12.04 installation freshly installed on VirtualBox, which in turn is running on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine with plenty of RAM. I would like to install PostgreSQL on this system in ...
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How can I completely uninstall pgAdmin3 from OS X?

My pgAdmin3 install has run into a problem (windowing glitch that renders it unusable), and I want to try completely removing it from my system and installing it freshly to see if that resolves the ...
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OS X Mavericks / Squirrel SQL Client / PostgreSQL 9.1

I have just downloaded and installed the Squirrel SQL client v3.5.0 (as 3.5.1 didn't work for me). I have also downloaded the PostgreSQL 9.1 jdbc client. When attempting to add the jdbc client ...
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Ensuring a complete uninstallation of PostgreSQL after a botched instal Windows)l

I recently attempted to install PostgreSQL on a Windows XP SP3 machine using the EnterpriseDB installer. The installation was not successful, probably because I did not remember to turn off my ...
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How to install hstore in Postgresql on Mac OSX?

I'm trying to install hstore in Postgres on Mac OSX 10.9, but I'm having major troubles with it. First I had some trouble getting psql to work after installing postgresql using brew, so I finally ...