How to restore corrupted PostgreSQL data on your hard disc?

Ivan Chuvashov

Data Driven Lab



Every DBMS stores its data on a hard disc, so you may face a situation when your data on disc gets corrupted. This can happen due to a controller failure, logical or physical data corruption; there are also other reasons. If it is just the index file that gets corrupted, the index recreation command will enable you to restore data consistency in your DBMS. If a table file or a file of a system section gets corrupted, data restore is impossible. In this case, you need to invent workarounds. You can try to restore this data from backup files, copy it from the corrupted table, or find another way to solve this problem. In this talk, we'll tackle several cases of data corruption on disc and describe the options for restoring the data from the corrupted tables.