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Re: Way to eliminate pg_dump activity from pg_stat_all ?

From: Erik Jones <ejones(at)engineyard(dot)com>
To: Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2(at)obviously(dot)com>
Cc: sql pgsql <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Way to eliminate pg_dump activity from pg_stat_all ?
Date: 2008-12-17 00:33:21
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I doubt it.  From the server's perspective, pg_dump is just a client  
executing queries.  If the db is never used, why are you continually  
backing it up?

On Dec 16, 2008, at 12:55 PM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:

> I've got a bunch of tables in a legacy database that I know are  
> never used, and some more I'm not sure about.  So I tried to  
> identify and confirm with:
> select pg_stat_reset();
> -- Wait a long time
> select * from pg_stat_all_tables where schemaname='public' order by  
> seq_scan,seq_tup_read;
> select greatest(heap_blks_read,heap_blks_hit),relname from  
> pg_statio_all_tables where schemaname='public' order by 1 desc;
> But I think I'm getting clutter from the nightly backups.  Is there  
> a way to keep pg_dump activity out of the statistics? I can think of  
> several reasons to want such activity excluded, not just this one.

Erik Jones, Database Administrator
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