Ah, dammit, thanks for the advice.
This is no longer a DBI question, so I appologize for posting it back
to the list (but I thought it would be nice to get this archived for
Isn't there a nicer way to turn off indexing during a big insert other
than dropping all the indexes?
"Pete Leonard" <pete(at)hero(dot)com> writes:
> Remove all indices on the tables you're inserting on, and add them once
> you're done.
> I was in the same boat, inserting 1.5M records into a simple table - it
> was crawling along at 10 rows/sec before I did this, 100 rows/sec
> afterwards. And re-creating the indicies only takes a couple of minutes
> after the fact.
> On 21 Nov 2002, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > I'd be grateful if someone could give me a reality check. I have 250k
> > rows I want to insert into Postgres using a simple Perl script and
> > it's taking *forever*. According to my simple timings, It seems to be
> > only capable of handling about 5,000 rows/hr!!! This seems
> > ridiculous. This is running on a pretty speedy dual processor P4, and
> > it doesn't seem to have any trouble at all with big selects.
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