SQL snippets for PostgreSQL

Size of transaction log

select sum((pg_stat_file('pg_xlog/' || file)).size)
from pg_ls_dir('pg_xlog') as file
where file ~ '^[0-9A-F]';

Size of tables in current database

select relname,pg_relation_size(oid) as size
from pg_class
where relkind = 'r' and relname not like 'pg_%' order by size desc;

Number of rows in all tables

  nspname AS schemaname,relname,reltuples::int
FROM pg_class C
LEFT JOIN pg_namespace N ON (N.oid = C.relnamespace)
  nspname NOT IN ('pg_catalog', 'information_schema') AND
ORDER BY reltuples DESC;

Script to display database size

Script: pg_size

all databases

$ pg_size

all databases, grouped by user

$ pg_size -u

Active locks

select * from pg_locks where pid not in (select procpid from pg_stat_activity);


Taken from

# CREATE AGGREGATE array_accum (anyelement)
    sfunc = array_append,
    stype = anyarray,
    initcond = '{}'

# select d, count(*),
       array_to_string(array_accum('+'::text),'') as graph
       from hits group by 1 order by 1 asc;
     d       | count | graph
 2007-01-13 |      8 | ++++++++
 2007-01-14 |      7 | +++++++
 2007-01-15 |      4 | ++++
(3 rows)

Current query activity

select datid,datname,procpid,current_query,query_start from pg_stat_activity where current_query not like '<IDLE>' ;

To actually see queries you also have to edit postgresql.conf to include:

stats_command_string = yes

Quickly convert database table to SQLite

pg_dump --inserts --no-owner --no-privileges --table hr_edu_orgs a3c | grep -v ^SET | sqlite3 var/a3c.sqlite