bithead wrote
> I asked a question over on StackOverflow, and Craig Ringer told me to
> report it here.
> I have created a dump of the database using pg_dump in "custom" format
> (-Fc). This format allows for pg_restore to be invoked with the "jobs"
> option (-j8). The jobs options starts 8 processes, and restores the vast
> majority of relations in my database within 10 minutes.
> I'm left with 4 processes. One of them is the refresh of a materialized
> view, and the other 3 are indexes to be applied to 3 tables that the
> materialized view uses as data sources. The indexes are "waiting"
> according to pg_stat_activity, presumably because the REFRESH of the
> materialized view is still accessing the source tables.
> When the indexes are in place, the refresh of the view only takes a couple
> of minutes. Because the indexes are not in place during the REFRESH, I cut
> the REFRESH process off at 17 hours, which made pg_restore fail.
> How can I
>     Force the order of items so the indexes get created first
>     Turn off the refresh of the materialized view and do it manually later
>     Manipulate the dump file in custom format to say "WITH NO DATA"
>     Intercept the REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW statement and throw it in the
> trash
> Or any other solution that gets the job done?
> I have a dump file that I'm willing to send to somebody that seems to
> reproduce the problem pretty consistently.

Have/can you try the "-l (el) & -L" options to pg_restore?

(example of usage is toward the bottom of the page)

Basically re-order the command sequence so that the materialize runs as late
as possible, or just disable it altogether.

pg_dump/pg_restore should be taught to handle this better, which is the main
reason why Craig had you post here ASAP, but to get it functional for now
manual intervention will be necessary.  In theory the "listing" capabilities
should allow you to do what you need.

David J.

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