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Re: VACUUM FULL vs CLUSTER

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Stef <svb(at)ucs(dot)co(dot)za>
Cc: Markus Benne <markus(at)m-bass(dot)com>,pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: VACUUM FULL vs CLUSTER
Date: 2005-09-23 16:59:52
Message-ID: 20050923165952.GA7327@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 18:16:44 +0200,
  Stef <svb(at)ucs(dot)co(dot)za> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III mentioned :
> => If you have a proper FSM setting you shouldn't need to do vacuum fulls
> => (unless you have an older version of postgres where index bloat might
> => be an issue).
> 
> What version of postgres was the last version that had
> the index bloat problem?

You can check the release notes to be sure, but my memory is that the
unbounded bloat problem was fixed in 7.4. There still are usage patterns
that can result in bloating, but it is limited to some constant multiplier
of the minimum index size.

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