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PGDayIT 2016 Impressions

Impressions from PGDayIT 2016

Last week I was in Prato attending the 10th PGDayIT, the longest running European PostgreSQL conference. And this was my 3rd one, every one as a speaker. For this 10th I had two talks (thanks to Gianni Cioli). And just like pgConfEU this has become like a ...

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pgConf.EU 2016 Impressions

Impressions from pgConfEU 2016

Last week I was in Tallinn attending the 8th annual European PostgreSQL Conference. And this was my 4th one. It has become like a mid autumn tradition for me, get there and meet all the people that you see once a year. As the conference is always held ...

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Problems when creating reports from slave

Problems when creating reports from slave

The last month I was working on fixing some issues on a database system I am maintaining. We have a PostgreSQL master instance that is being replicated using streaming replication to a slave instance. As there is a lot of connections on the master server which are using a lot ...

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PgBouncer problems with Go

In the last two months I have been working on a small project in Go. To describe it in as few words as possible it is a database cached service. It proxies some services on the Internet and if you call it with the same parameters you get the same ...

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Wget downloading symlinked folders

From time to time I am asked to help some colleagues with something that should be very trivial. In this case it was to download genomes from the NCBI FTP site. Specifically the Bacteria genomes. The problem with NCBI is that they keep changing how they store the genomes on ...

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