On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 02:52:44PM -0400, David Schnur wrote:
> I'm investigating a 'could not stat file' error that points to a file
> "base/16384/52212305.1". All the data files I've ever seen have names that
> are whole numbers; I've never seen a decimal suffix. It occurs to me that
> perhaps this is some kind of temp-file, or a system for avoiding duplicate
> file names, both of which might be relevant in the context of this error.
> Can anyone confirm what the presence of the .1 suffix means?
> I'm using Postgres 8.3.15 on Windows.
Once you exceed the first 1GB of data for a file, a new file is
created with a .1 appended for the 2nd GB, and so on. For small
databases, you may never see a .1,.2,...
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