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Re: how to REINDEX pg_database on

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: how to REINDEX pg_database on
Date: 2009-07-20 18:00:04
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Joshua Daniel Franklin escribió:

> xbrain_queries=# \d
> No relations found.
> xbrain_queries=# \l
>    List of databases
>  Name | Owner | Encoding
> ------+-------+----------
> (0 rows)

Hmmm, seems your Xid counter wrapped around.  Have you vacuumed the
system catalogs in that database?  Particularly pg_class, pg_attribute
etc ...

Since you already have a backup, the easiest way out is to forget the
borked installation and restore the backup, then ensure this doesn't
happen to you ever again by switching to a more modern release that has
specific protections against it.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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