There is 1 other session using the database.

[Solved] PostgreSQL ERROR: There is 1 other session using the database.

In PostgreSQL, if you have active connection to the database and if you try to DROP the database, you will get the following error.

ERROR:  database "catalog" is being accessed by other users
DETAIL:  There is 1 other session using the database.

To rectify this error and to drop the database, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: First, you need to close all the active connections from programs or tools like PGAdmin. Quit all the applications connecting to the database.

Step 2: Execute the following query from on PostgreSQL to terminate all active connections. Replace catalog with your database name.

SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.pid)
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'catalog';

You will get the following output.

 pg_terminate_backend 
----------------------
 t
(1 row)

Step 3: Delete the database using the DROP command.

 DROP DATABASE dvdrental;
There is 1 other session using the database.

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