The following error occurs when you delete a database in apsaradb RDS for PostgreSQL.

ERROR: database "mctest" is being accessed by other users detailed: There are 2 other sessions using the database. 



The database is being used by other connections.



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  1. Run the following command to disconnect all connections to the mctest database:
    select pg_terminate_backend(pid) from (select pid from pg_stat_activity where datname = '[$Database_Name]' ) a;
    Note:[$Database_Name] is the database name.
  2. Delete the database.


Application scope

  • ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL


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