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Re: Why will vacuum not end?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: "Shea,Dan [CIS]" <Dan(dot)Shea(at)ec(dot)gc(dot)ca>,'Manfred Koizar' <mkoi-pg(at)aon(dot)at>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Why will vacuum not end?
Date: 2004-04-25 01:49:07
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> There were defintely 219,177,133 deletions.
> The deletions are most likely from the beginning, it was based on the
> reception_time of the data.

You need to run VACUUM more often, I think.    Vacuuming out 219 million dead 
tuples is going to take a long time no matter how you look at it.   If you 
vacuum more often, presumably there will be less for Vacuum to do each time.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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