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I imported shp to postgis 2.0.1 with shp2pgsql and chose to use geography instead of geometry. However, now when I try to drop the table, the pgadmin/sql console/phpPgAdmin freezes. I can't neither truncate it or change the columns.

Any help would be appreciated :-).

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try "drop table tablename cascade;" from query window – simplexio Dec 5 '12 at 13:49
Tried before, doesn't work. – Michal Zimmermann Dec 5 '12 at 13:51
Try to VACUUM ... Can you operates the data? ( select, update, and so ... ) – Magno C Dec 5 '12 at 13:58
Can you login into the database using psql? – djq Dec 5 '12 at 15:15
At this point i would login to Freenode and #postgresql or #postgis and ask it there. – simplexio Dec 10 '12 at 13:47

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