Useful Queries to admin postgres
Here are some of my favorite postgres queries to help administrate postgres.
Identify slowest running queries.
SELECT pid, current_timestamp - xact_start as xact_runtime, query FROM pg_stat_activity ORDER BY xact_start;
Identify existing locks in postgres, good for finding deadlocks.
SELECT pg_class.relname,pg_locks.* FROM pg_class,pg_locks WHERE pg_class.relfilenode=pg_locks.relation;
See foreign key constraints.
SELECT c.constraint_name , x.table_schema as schema_name , x.table_name , x.column_name , y.table_schema as foreign_schema_name , y.table_name as foreign_table_name , y.column_name as foreign_column_name FROM information_schema.referential_constraints c join information_schema.key_column_usage x on x.constraint_name = c.constraint_name join information_schema.key_column_usage y on y.ordinal_position = x.position_in_unique_constraint and y.constraint_name = c.unique_constraint_name order by c.constraint_name, x.ordinal_position;
Show active connections
SELECT count(*) FROM pg_stat_activity;
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