PostgreSQL: Script to Stop all Connections and Force to Drop the Database

In this post, I am providing a script to stop all running connections of a database and force to drop the database.

In our organization, I have created one database for production report only. This database works as a backup and report server and only one or two services using this database server.
I have created this server for temporary purposes and now I require to drop one the report database, but I was facing problem for running connections.

I know that running connections are not that much important for me because this setup is only for our internal data report purpose.

I have worked around this and find script to stop all connections of a Postgres database and drop that Postgres database.

As a Database Administrator, we are also responsible to manage and remove this kind of unwanted objects or databases.

These are the steps to perform an action:

First, Make sure that no one can connect to this database:

Second, execute this script to terminate all connections to a database
(For postgres < 9.2):

Drop now:

Note: Step one and two require super user permission and only database owner can drop this database.

Anvesh Patel

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