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  1. Execute SQL scripts during ARM Template Deployments

    After deploying a postgreSQL service using an ARM template, in order to configure my databases, roles, etc., I have to execute a script after I have deployed the service.

    I'd like a way to include a SQL script at time of deploying my ARM template.

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    • Replication delay configuration

      First, thank you for providing read replicas. One thing that is still nessesary is the ability to tweak the replication configuration. If we want to take dumps from a medium (or larger) sized database directly from the replica, then this dump will be aborted because it simply takes too long.

      This could be solved by enabling the max_standby_streaming_delay property for the read replicas. Setting it to -1 would enable to take dumps for larger databases of 100GB+.

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      • PostgreSQL in West Central US region

        It doesn't appear on the roadmap. Is this planned anytime soon?

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        • Better support for automation of installation in ARM Template / PowerShell

          We massively deploy PostgreSQL instances. We (for exemple) need to automatically deploy configuration (for instances log_* parameters). It's possible to modify configuration with AZ commands. The other automation tools don't have the required functionality:

          * ARM Template cannot deploy instances with a set configuration.

          * Python2 should provide the necessary tools via azure.mgmt.* but is not very well documented (it's still in preview)

          * PowerShell as no options for that. (and very few means to interact with Postgres in general).

          In general, the support for postgres is bad in automation tools (and the feature coverage not uniform). We have to…

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          • pgTAP support for application testing

            We are working on migrating our app to Azure, and our app has unit/regression tests with using pgTAP [1].

            I would like Azure PostgreSQL to support pgTAP to allow us for application compatibility test.

            [1] https://pgtap.org/

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            • Firewall option: Allow access from a specific Azure resource

              While the option to allow access to all Azure services is nice, I'd much rather be able to control what resources can reach my server on a more granular level.

              The vnet integration is excellent, but many Azure resources (I'm thinking specifically of Data Factory at the moment) aren't integrated with vnets, for various reasons.

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              • Globally Unique/Custom Domain Names

                Procedurally generated uniqueness should be added to Domain Names to ensure that a namespace will remain available across Azure subscriptions. Users should not have to generate a globally unique server name. Something like “<server name>.<some hash>postgres.database.azure.com” where <some hash> is globally unique and provided by Azure.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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.

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                    • 3 votes
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                      • URL encode PostgreSQL connection strings

                        The string I got initially was as follows:

                        postgres://user@postgre-resource-name:password@host:5432/database

                        Because @ sign appears twice, some tools like pg_dump were confused. The issue was solved by URL encoding the first @:

                        postgres://user%40postgre-resource-name:password@host:5432/database

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

                          Where are you requesting that we display this url encoded version? You mention that you got the first string – was this from one of our documents? Do let me know so we can update it. Also, you can directly use the GitHub issues commenting system to request changes to Azure documentation on a document page.

                          Thanks,
                          Rachel on behalf of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

                        • MADlib

                          Machine learning, statistics and analytics for data scientists
                          http://madlib.incubator.apache.org/

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                          • POWA - PostgreSQL Workload Analyzer (or alternative)

                            Support for POWA or another performance analyzer would be nice. https://github.com/dalibo/powa

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                              Thank you for your interest in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

                              Monitoring solutions that don’t have to be added as an extension are possible alternatives. Workable solutions query the server’s statistics through a low-privileged user role. Possible examples are pghero, pgwatch2.

                              Please do let us know if POWA specifically is needed and any additional comments.

                              Thanks,
                              Rachel on behalf of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

                            • agensgraph extension

                              Support graph extension to postgresql

                              https://github.com/bitnine-oss/agensgraph

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                              • Ability to shrink storage when restoring

                                We would like to shrink the allocated (max) storage when we restore a PaaS to create another environment. This would be especially interesting to create Test environments from Production environments with large unused storage (due to the provisioning of a big IOPS bandwith for performance).

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                                • Support for Ultra SSD SKU configuration

                                  For performance critical workloads and large volumes of data, storage access latency is critical. Please support a Ultra SSD SKU configuration.

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                                  • Enable shutdown (deallocate equivalent) for Postgres when not in use.

                                    For non-production environments it would be a helpful cost saving feature to be able to 'turn off' / deallocate Azure Databases (of all types not just postgres) when they are not in use.

                                    While the prevailing logic would suggest that non-production environments should be destroyed when not in use, this is sometimes not convenient or practical when environments are required on (relatively) short notice and DB content sizes are relatively large

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                                    • Correct count of Postgres connections in Portal

                                      We use the Azure postgres database and shows the connection count in our monitoring setup. We just realized that the connection count shown in the Azure Portal is not the same as Postgres repots. We had over 170 connections at one time, while the Portal showed approx. 20 connections

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                                      • Add DNS management to firewall rules configuration

                                        Usually pg_hba.conf accepts DNS names so you can use i.e. my.address.ip for ***.***.***.***. In Azure portal you can input only numeric IP addresses but this presumes you have staic public IP address. Allowing DNS management you would be able to use Dynamic DNS solving non static public IP address problem.

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                                        • Support pg_freespacemap extension

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

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