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Re: [HACKERS] Re: [QUESTIONS] Business cases

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: darrenk(at)insightdist(dot)com (Darren King)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: [QUESTIONS] Business cases
Date: 1998-01-18 02:56:22
Message-ID: 199801180256.VAA29999@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> 
> > >   Also, how are people handling tables with lots of rows?  The 8k tuple
> > > size can waste a lot of space.  I need to be able to handle a 2 million
> > > row table, which will eat up 16GB, plus more for indexes.
> >
> 
> 16GB?!?  Not unless your tuples are 8k.  The 8k is/was the max _tuple_ size,
> but more than one tuple can be stored per block. :)
> 
> Try the formula in the FAQ to get a reasonable estimate for the table's size.
> 

The FAQ copy on the web page has it.  The FAQ in the 6.2.1 distribution
does not.

-- 
Bruce Momjian
maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us

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