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Re: I saw a table that wasn't there

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Tom(dot)Bakken" <Tom(dot)Bakken(at)tx(dot)usda(dot)gov>
Cc: Postgres User Group <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: I saw a table that wasn't there
Date: 2001-05-04 18:44:44
Message-ID: 27294.989001884@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Tom.Bakken" <Tom(dot)Bakken(at)tx(dot)usda(dot)gov> writes:
> Here's what transpired:

> infosystems=> drop table outreach;
> ERROR:  mdopen: couldn't open outreach_outreach_id_key: No such file or
> directory

> This was unexpected.  Apprarently a key sequence was still floating around out
> there. I tried the following:

No, an index.  Indexes on the table have to be dropped too, and just
like the table, a rolled-back delete would already have deleted the
physical file.  Anyway, you figured out the right recovery method.

> I realize I need to upgrade to 7.1 and already have plans to within the next
> week or two.

Good.

			regards, tom lane

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