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Re: pgsql database .1 .2 .3 file names

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: Bryan Biggers <bbiggers(at)tds(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql database .1 .2 .3 file names
Date: 2004-10-19 20:09:55
Message-ID: 20041019130704.W67565@megazone.bigpanda.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Bryan Biggers wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what the data file names with the .1 .2 .3 etc.
> extensions are? Are these undo versions of my tables or something? I
> need to recover some disk space and I'm wondering if I need them. Here
> is an example...
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Oct 18 20:01 19523580
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Sep  6 20:11 19523580.1
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Sep  6 20:11 19523580.2
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Sep  6 20:11 19523580.3
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Sep  6 20:11 19523580.4
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 1073741824 Oct  6 20:19 19523580.5
> -rw-------    1 postgres postgres 629948416 Oct 19 12:33 19523580.6

Those are further extents of the table after 1G.  The table gets broken to
try to prevent running into any issues with >=2G files.

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