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CHECKPOINT - force a transaction log checkpoint
Write-Ahead Logging (WAL) puts a checkpoint in the transaction log
every so often. (To adjust the automatic checkpoint interval, see the
run-time configuration options checkpoint_segments and
checkpoint_timeout.) The CHECKPOINT command forces an immediate
checkpoint when the command is issued, without waiting for a scheduled
A checkpoint is a point in the transaction log sequence at which all
data files have been updated to reflect the information in the log. All
data files will be flushed to disk. Refer to in the documentation for
more information about the WAL system.
Only superusers may call CHECKPOINT. The command is not intended for
use during normal operation.
The CHECKPOINT command is a PostgreSQL language extension.