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Re: Postgres filling up hard drive with swap files

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joe Lester <joe_lester(at)sweetwater(dot)com>
Cc: postgres list <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Bill Moran <wmoran(at)potentialtech(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Postgres filling up hard drive with swap files
Date: 2004-08-20 20:08:14
Message-ID: 2031.1093032494@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joe Lester <joe_lester(at)sweetwater(dot)com> writes:
> And it's common for the clients to stay running for days at a time. I'd 
> say the average length of a connection is 3 days.

Uh-huh.  Can you do anything to increase that?

Another possibility for slowing the leakage rate (pending a real fix)
is to decrease the size of your shared memory segment, ie, reduce
shared_buffers and the other shared-memory sizing parameters as much
as you can without killing performance.

			regards, tom lane

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