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Re: disk filling up

From: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
To: Brandon Shalton <brandon(at)cydataservices(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: disk filling up
Date: 2007-07-27 00:48:36
Message-ID: 46A940E4.40804@paradise.net.nz (view raw or flat)
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Brandon Shalton wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> My hard disk is filling up in the /base  directory  to where it has 
> consumed all 200gig of that drive.
>
> All the posts that i see keep saying move to a bigger drive, but at 
> some point a bigger drive would just get consumed.
>
> How can i keep the disk from filling up other than get like a half TB 
> setup just to hold the ./base/*  folder
>

Two things come to mind:

- Vacuum as already mentioned by others.
- Temporary sort files from queries needing to sort massive amounts of data.

But you need to help us out by supplying more info...

Cheers

Mark

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