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Re: controlling autovacuum during the day.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "John Lister" <john(dot)lister-ps(at)kickstone(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: controlling autovacuum during the day.
Date: 2008-12-17 13:47:05
Message-ID: 27759.1229521625@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"John Lister" <john(dot)lister-ps(at)kickstone(dot)com> writes:
> I'd like to use autovacuum to clean up the tables rather than schedule a 
> full vacuum with cron as it will be more selective/intelligent about what 
> gets cleaned. But is it possible to stop it running during peak/office 
> hours?

No.  Instead, set the vacuum cost parameters to make it run slow enough
to not interfere too much with your work.

			regards, tom lane

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