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Re: pg_sorttemp#####.##

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: michel(dot)bellon(at)free(dot)fr
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_sorttemp#####.##
Date: 2005-02-25 16:02:18
Message-ID: 5570.1109347338@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Michel BELLON <michel(dot)bellon(at)free(dot)fr> writes:
> My system use version 7.1.2 (OK ! I know it's time to upgrade do 8.0.1 
> version. But, I'am happy to use yet postgresql)
> I had a problem with a hard drive 100% full.
> The system is OK now, but I discovered 10 files approximately 1 GB each in a 
> directory /var/lib/pgsql/data/base/###### named pg_sorttemp#####.##.
> The date of this files is 2004-03-18 (I suppose the exact date dosn't matter)

> Question : Is it possible to delete this file without precaution ?

Sure; as long as they're too old to belong to a currently-active
process, they're junk.

You really should get off 7.1.* ASAP though.  It has a lot of
will-eat-your-data bugs.

			regards, tom lane

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