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Re: Who's attached to the database?

From: Jeff Frost <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
To: Carol Walter <walterc(at)indiana(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Who's attached to the database?
Date: 2008-07-03 19:55:14
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Carol Walter wrote:
> I'm trying to drop a database and I'm getting an error that says that 
> the database is being accessed by other users.  Is there a way I can 
> find out who these users are or if there really is a user accessing it?
Carol, depending on version and options turned on in the 
postgresql.conf, you probably can have a look in the pg_stat_activity 
system view:

SELECT datname, client_addr FROM pg_stat_activity WHERE datname = '<db 
you're trying to drop>';

Otherwise, you can also have a look at the command line on linux servers 
like this:

ps -ef|grep postgres


ps aux | grep postgres

depending what ps variant your system includes.

Jeff Frost, Owner 	<jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
Frost Consulting, LLC
Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954

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