When using COPY to restore a CSV file, phppgadmin shows that the real database size(4GB) but when I choose to browse the table it shows Estimated row count to 0. I did a VACUUM ANALYZE. simple SELECT queries returns 0 rows, but the database size is 4GB. Also:

SELECT count(*) FROM tbl_data

return 0. Can anyone help?


Because the estimated row count is just that -- an estimate. IIRC, the stats aren't updated until after the copy, and perhaps not after that (you might have to do a VACUUM ANALYZE first).


I asked this question on PostgreSQL. They told:

COPY runs inside a transaction, so it is not visible to outside.

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