On 14/2/20 2:39 μ.μ., Nick Renders wrote:
We recently suffered a database crash which resulted in some corrupt records.
I thought I would write a little PL script that would loop through all the data
and report any inconsistencies. However, I can't get it to work properly.
For instance, if I run the following statement in pgAdmin:
SELECT * FROM f_gsxws_transaction WHERE gwta_number = 762513
I get the following message:
ERROR: missing chunk number 0 for toast value 8289525 in pg_toast_5572299
So, as a test, I created a function that would just retrieve that one record:
SELECT * INTO rcontent FROM f_gsxws_transaction where gwta_number =
EXCEPTION WHEN OTHERS THEN
RAISE NOTICE 'Record 762513 is corrupt';
Now, when I run this function, I have noticed two things:
1) The function has no problem executing the SELECT statement. It is only when "rcontents" is returned, that the function fails. This is a problem, because the ultimate goal is to loop through all
records and only return/alert something in case of an error.
2) The function never enters the EXCEPTION clause. Instead, when it hits the RETURN command, it breaks and shows the same message as in pgAdmin: missing chunk number 0 for toast value 8289525 in
Does the table have any PKs or UKs?
do something like
FOR vid IN SELECT <somepkid> FROM f_gsxws_transaction where gwta_number = 762513
ORDER BY <somepkid> LOOP
RAISE NOTICE 'examining row with <somepkid>= %',vid;
select * into rcontent FROM f_gsxws_transaction where <somepkid> = vid;
RAISE NOTICE 'content of row <somepkid>= % , is % ',vid,rcontent;
Is it possible to check for these kind of errors with a PL script? Or is there
perhaps a better way to check for corrupt records in a database?
IT DEV Lead
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