Dave Weaver wrote:
> For instance:
> SELECT station, air_temp FROM obs
> WHERE station = 'EGBB'
> AND valid_time > '28/8/03 00:00'
> AND valid_time < '28/10/03 00:00'
> takes 4 mins 32 secs.
> An EXPLAIN of the above query says:
> NOTICE: QUERY PLAN:
> Index Scan using obs_pkey on obs (cost=0.00..9.01 rows=1 width=20)
> A simple "SELECT count(*) from obs" query takes around that sort of time
That is no test. Postgresql will always fetch the entire table.
> I have run "vacuumdb --analyze obs", to little effect.
Check http://www.varlena.com/varlena/GeneralBits/Tidbits/perf.html for general
tuning tips and do a vacuum full if table is updated frequently. Also reindex
the indexes after vacuum. It will take quite some time though.
See if that helps.
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