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backup server - how to disconnect

From: "Mark Steben" <msteben(at)autorevenue(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: backup server - how to disconnect
Date: 2008-10-15 14:11:58
Message-ID: 85E425230440405C821801ED937EDC49@dei26g028534 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
We have a server that backups and then recreates our production database on
a nightly basis

In order to drop and recreate the database we would stop and restart the
server - this would

Effectively kick off any straggling users so we could get our refresh done.
No problem.

Now we have more than one database and stopping and restarting the server to
clean up

The backup database would also kill any process going on in the new


Is there a command in postgres to disconnect all users short of restarting

The server?  I looked at pg_ctl kill TERM but there I would need to

Specify specific PIDs.  Not something I want to do manually at 1 am every


We are at postgres 8.2.5.  Thanks for your help


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