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  1. Ability to restore data from a snapshot

    We have a transient workload that only needs to run once every week at most. However, the DB state needs to be saved at the end of each run. Since the workload only runs occasionally, it costs quite a lot to keep the server running in the meanwhile, even at the minimum size for the tier.

    While it is possible to pg_dump/restore the data, this is very slow compared to restoring from a snapshot, which would be nearly instantaneous. Currently, deleting a server also removes the ability to access backups for the server.

    If one could optionally save a snapshot…

    11 votes
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  2. BYOK Encryption Key

    For governance reasons for managing PHI, we need to BYOK for the Disk Level Encryption. Is there any plan to expose the ability to have the storage account that the underlining managed system is using to a key that's stored in key vault?

    We can't host our postgresSql Database in Azure's managed solutions, until we can.

    6 votes
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  3. Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

    Please provide a tool or procedure to upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3.

    11 votes
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  4. Support pg_visibility extension

    Add the pg_visibility extension

    1 vote
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  5. Support pg_freespacemap extension

    Support pg_freespacemap extension for examining the free space map (FSM)

    2 votes
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  6. Server-side connection pooling

    Would be great if it was possible to enable server-side connection pooling (e.g. Pgpool-II or PgBouncer) right from the portal.

    12 votes
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  7. Add support for auto_explain to collect access plans of the slow queries

    auto_expalin would help us collect access plans of the queries which exceed a threshold of the query execution time.

    https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/static/auto-explain.html

    20 votes
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  8. Enable the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to PostgreSQL Roles

    It would be great to have the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to spefic users in the system so we could have a backup user who had access to all data data and could run pg_dump without errors and then all other users had row level security enabled to enforce the data people could see.

    This would provide an extra level of secuirty to the application as then even table owners would not be able to access all data where at present row level security is only enabled for standard users.

    5 votes
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  9. Allow customization of space and IOPS for logs

    To allow for workloads that require verbose logging levels like DEBUG, it would be nice to be able to set (purchase) additional space or IOPS dedicated to storage of logs.

    3 votes
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  10. Ability to increase max_connections

    Default values are too low for our needs.

    5 votes
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  11. BDR

    we want multi-master-replication for PostgreSQL

    6 votes
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  12. Debugging support

    Please add support for debugging. When using pgAdmin and other development tools they refer to the the extention pldbgapi, and would be great if this was installed by default.

    1 vote
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  13. Ability to restore to same database name

    Ability to run a point in time restore to same database name rather than restoring to a new instance.

    3 votes
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  14. Point in time restore to include HBA and server parameters

    When restoring to a point in time, HBA settings and server parameters such as search_path are not included on the new server. It would be nice for the restore to include this configuration.

    2 votes
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  15. Add ability to authenticate against Azure Active Directory

    It'd be really useful to not have to rely on DB users for authentication but allow integration with AAD. That way we can enforce password complexity, expiry etc which can't be done with native users.

    60 votes
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  16. allow to login with the real username instead of username@{server_name}

    our product running not only in Azure, but also in AWS and on-premises, the PostgreSQL on both of them don’t need to add ‘@{server_name}’ after the real username.

    5 votes
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  17. 6 votes
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  18. Making checkpoint_timeout longer to prevent freqent checkpointing

    We are planning our PostgreSQL database to move to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Now, we are working on performance analysis and tuning (for database refactoring) prior to moving to Azure, and we have found that frequent checkpoints are generating heavy load.

    So, we have checked the checkpoint parameters on Azure, and we afraid of that checkpoint_timeout (5min) is too short and it couldn't be changed by the user. It could generates frequent checkpoints.

    I think 30~60min for the checkpoint_timeout parameter is very common [1], so I hope Azure would have that as the default value.

    [1] Basics of Tuning Checkpoints …

    13 votes
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  19. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    16 votes
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  20. Need a way to terminate sessions to drop and recreate a database

    I have used the following script to kill connections prior to dropping, creating and loading a database on our in house postgresql instance:

    SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.pid)
    FROM pg_stat_activity
    WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'TARGET_DB';

    But it requires superuser rights to kill the connections which is something we don't get on Azure.

    I would like some programmatic way to do this in Azure.

    14 votes
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