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Re: Newbie question about pg_xlog

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Stein, Jochen" <J(dot)Stein(at)secunet(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Newbie question about pg_xlog
Date: 2002-10-22 14:11:03
Message-ID: 18601.1035295863@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Stein, Jochen" <J(dot)Stein(at)secunet(dot)de> writes:
> I just set up a little test database and i asked myself why this
> pg_xlog-directory has already 33MBs and is still growing.

Because the xlog is allocated in units of 16Mb.  If you're talking
about a low-traffic database, the xlog probably won't get larger than a
couple of files.  (You can tweak the WAL configuration parameters to
determine this, see the Admin Guide.)

			regards, tom lane

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