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Franck Pachot

How SQL Server MVCC compares to Oracle and PostgreSQL

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By Franck Pachot . Microsoft SQL Server has implemented MVCC in 2005, which has been proven to be the best approach for transaction isolation (the I in ACID) in OLTP. But are you sure that writers do not block readers with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT? I’ll show here that some reads are still blocked by locked rows, contrary to the precursors of MVCC like PostgreSQL and Oracle.

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Saïd Mendi

PostgreSQL Meetup at CERN, Geneva, January 17, 2020

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Registration Last Friday (17/01/20) I had the opportunity to go to Geneva at CERN to attend a PostgreSQL meetup. I’m really happy to write a blog about for a lot of reasons. First of all, it was about PostgreSQL (essential these days), also for the contributors as Oleg Bartunov and finally because of the organizers: Franck Pachot (old & soon new colleague by dbi-services) & Laeticia Avrot I met at the SOUG Day in Lausane.

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Mouhamadou Diaw

PostgreSQL 12 : Setting Up Streaming Replication

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PostgreSQL 12 was released a few month ago. When actually setting up a replication, there is no longer recovery.conf file in the PGDATA. Indeed all parameters of the recovery.conf should be now in the postgresql.conf file. And in the cluster data directory of the standby server, therre should be a file named standby.signal to trigger the standby mode. In this blog I am just building a streaming replication between 2 servers to show these changes….

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Mouhamadou Diaw

PostgreSQL 12: New option –exclude-database for pg_dumpall

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Up to PostgreSQL 11 pg_dump all was used to dump all PostgreSQL databases of a cluster into one script file. The script file then contains SQL commands that can be used as input to psql to restore the databases. It does this by calling pg_dump for each database in the cluster. PostgreSQL 12 is under development but we can test new features which will be implemented. Now with PostgreSQL 12 there is a new option…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

PostgreSQL : barman rsync method vs streaming method

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Barman is a tool to perform backup and recovery for PostgreSQL databases. It can do backup using two methods: -rsync/ssh -streaming In this blog I am going to explain how to use these two methods to backup a PostgreSQL database. Generally it is a good practice to dedicate a server for barman instead of installing it on the database server. My environment is described below postgreSQL server: dbi-pg-essentials 192.168.22.101 Centos 7 barman server: pgservertools 192.168.22.104…

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