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Re: Unable to Insert Row

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unable to Insert Row
Date: 2011-05-05 16:32:49
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On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 08:23:16AM +0930, Sam Stearns wrote:
> Dump/restore of table resolved this problem.

Yeah, the 'repair' advice was probably bleed over from some other open
source database that suffers from table corruption more regularly.

Any sort of on disk corruption in a postgresql DB leads me to start
looking at my hardware very carefully: seldom is it the software that is
at fault, at least in this case.

Ross
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> 
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Sam Stearns <samtstearns(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > Does anyone else have any ideas on how to solve this problem besides
> > this mysterious repair command?
> >
> > On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 6:33 PM, Sam Stearns <samtstearns(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: Sam Stearns <samtstearns(at)gmail(dot)com>
> >> Date: Tue, May 3, 2011 at 6:32 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Unable to Insert Row
> >> To: Adarsh Sharma <adarsh(dot)sharma(at)orkash(dot)com>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks, Adarsh.
> >>
> >> I don't see any references to a repair command in the 8.3 doco.
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Adarsh Sharma <adarsh(dot)sharma(at)orkash(dot)com> wrote:
> >>> Try again after repairing the tables with the repair command.
> >>>
> >>> Best Regards,
> >>> Adarsh
> >>>
> >>> Sam Stearns wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Howdy,
> >>>>
> >>>> Environment:
> >>>>
> >>>> Postgres 8.3.14
> >>>> Solaris 10
> >>>>
> >>>> When attempting to insert a row, the following error is received:
> >>>>
> >>>> ERROR:  could not open relation with OID 926167091
> >>>>
> >>>> This OID does not exist anywhere in the database.  Most inserts on
> >>>> this table are successful.  It is only for 2 particular id's where the
> >>>> inserts are failing with this error.  The id column is indexed.  I
> >>>> have tried vacuum analyzing the database.  Still get the error.  I
> >>>> have NOT tried re-indexing yet.  Some googling says a restart of
> >>>> postgres fixes it.  I would like to get your thoughts first 'though,
> >>>> please.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thank you,
> >>>>
> >>>> Sam
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> 
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