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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 10 allows users to scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to these new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems that are basically the pain points for any database administrator - from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database. More importantly, the book pays special attention to topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 10 database, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will know everything you need to know to be the go-to PostgreSQL expert in your organization.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Detecting an in-doubt prepared transaction

While using two-phase commit (2PC), you may end up in a situation where you have something locked but cannot find a backend that holds the locks. This recipe describes how to detect such a case.

How to do it...

  1. You need to look up the pg_locks table for those entries with an empty pid value. Run this query:
SELECT t.schemaname || '.' || t.relname AS tablename,, l.granted
FROM pg_locks l JOIN pg_stat_user_tables t
ON l.relation = t.relid;
  1. The output will be something similar to the following:
 tablename |  pid  | granted
db.x | | t
db.x | 27289 | f
(2 rows)

The preceding example shows a lock on the db...