Quick Postgres Database Backup

Sometimes when working with databases you need a backup. One you can switch to quickly in case things go wrong. I find this particularly helpful when testing out data migrations.

Here are a few SQL commands I use to accomplish this.

Look at Database Size

SELECT pg_size_pretty(pg_database_size('sitepixel'));

Copy A Database

CREATE DATABASE sitepixel_backup1
WITH TEMPLATE sitepixel;

View Active Connections

SELECT pid, usename, client_addr
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE datname ='sitepixel';

Terminate Active Connections

FROM pg_stat_activity
   pg_stat_activity.datname = 'sitepixel'
AND pid <> pg_backend_pid()

Posted on 2022-03-09