Is it possible to logically replicate pg_catalog tables?

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I would like to logically replicate pg_catalog tables from various (100s) databases to a single cluster to help me reliably compare schemas via query. I have tried FDW (and dblink) but found that network instability, at times, would leave me with unsatisfactory results. To combat that problem I attempted materializing FDW queries but the scheduling of so many refresh was a pain. I’d really rather just replicate if at all possible.

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No, that is not possible. For one, the destination table would have to have the same name and lie in the same schema. Trigger-based replication is also not an option, because you cannot have triggers on catalog tables.

Foreign tables are your only choice. If the connection is unstable, use a materialized view on top of the foreign table and take snapshots regularly. That way you have at least the most recent snapshot.

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