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Re: What to do if space for database decrease and no additional hard drive is possible?

From: "A(dot) Kretschmer" <andreas(dot)kretschmer(at)schollglas(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What to do if space for database decrease and no additional hard drive is possible?
Date: 2010-07-26 12:15:09
Message-ID: 20100726121509.GI1774@a-kretschmer.de (view raw or flat)
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In response to Vincenzo Romano :
> 2010/7/26 A. Kretschmer <andreas(dot)kretschmer(at)schollglas(dot)com>:
> > In response to Ivan Voras :
> >> * buy external storage (NAS, or even an external USB drive), move the
> >> database to it
> >
> > buy external USB-Drive, and create a new tablespace, and move some large
> > table into this new tablespace and/or use the new tablespace for new
> > tables. You can also use table-partitioning with different tablespaces.
> 
> Table space on a USB drive?
> You must be really sinking for this very option!
> I'd rather move everything else from the crowded partition onto the USB drive,
> as I would suppose that the database (performance and reliability) is
> more important by far ...

Maybe, depends.... but why not? Maybe there are some big, but rarely
used, read-only tables?


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