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Re: Vacuum Full (PG 8.1) - Urgent help needed - Cancel & transaction "liberation"

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Alexandre Leclerc <aleclerc(at)ipso(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Vacuum Full (PG 8.1) - Urgent help needed - Cancel & transaction "liberation"
Date: 2010-04-20 14:28:39
Message-ID: 201004201428.o3KESdb12088@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Alexandre Leclerc wrote:
> Thank you Scott for this note.
> 
> I wanted to give some feedback on the situation:
> 
> - The vacuum completed after about 6-7 hours (by 16:15 PM). We 
> immediately made a backup before proceeding further. Then we vacuumed 
> the postgres et template1 databases.
> 
> - We were then successful at restarting postmaster and working with the 
> database. Everything works as expected.
> 
> Among all the help received (thank you all) I want to specially thank 
> Kevin and Tom for their excellent help and time through this urgent 
> problem we had to fix. I want to underline their detailed and precise 
> posts that were of great value for acting and taking decisions to 
> recover the DB. Thank you guys!

As another followup item, it would be good for your organization to get
some Postgres training and a commercial support contract from someone
who is paid to help you in such a crisis, or help you long before it
becomes a crisis.  These kind of problems make everyone look bad.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

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