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Re: Adding and filling new column on big table

From: "Jonathan Blitz" <jb(at)anykey(dot)co(dot)il>
To: "'Francisco Reyes'" <lists(at)stringsutils(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Adding and filling new column on big table
Date: 2006-05-30 17:11:30
Message-ID: 00d201c6840c$2543eb80$ddf71005@jonathanlaptop (view raw or flat)
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> 
> 
> Could you do the updates in batches instead of trying to do them all at
> once?

Nope. Didn't think it would make any difference.
> 
> Have you done a vacuum full on this table ever?

Many times

> 
> What hardware?
> I have a dual CPU opteron with 4GB of RAM and 8 disks in RAID 10 (SATA).
> Doing an update on a 5 million record table took quite a while, but it did
> fininish. :-)

I am using a laptop :).
Pentium 4 (not 4M) with 1GB of memory - 2 MHZ

Must do it on  that since the program is aimed for use at home.

Jonathan

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