Hibernate use of PostgreSQL sequence does not affect sequence table

I had the same problem. It is related to the id allocating strategies of Hibernate. Whe n you choose GenerationType.SEQUENCE, Hibernate uses HiLo strategy which allocates IDs in blocks of 50 by default. So you can explicitly set allocationSize value like this:

@SequenceGenerator(name="pk_sequence",sequenceName="entity_id_seq", allocationSize=1)
@Column(name="id", unique=true, nullable=false)
public int getId() {
    return this.id;

Though, I’ve also heard opinions that using HiLo strategy with allocationSize=1 is not a good practice. Some people recommend to use GenerationType.AUTO instead when you have to deal with database-managed sequences

Update: I did end up going with allocationSize=1, and things seem to work as I expect now. My application is such that I don’t really need blocks of IDs anyway, so YMMV.

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