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Re: Pre-allocate space in advance

From: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
To: "Scott Marlowe" <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pre-allocate space in advance
Date: 2005-11-01 17:38:48
Message-ID: C45835824D00A844BBD0F032D5CDED9202D5555A@pisgana01sxch01.ana.firstamdata.com (view raw or flat)
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Sorry about that. 


-- 
 Husam 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Marlowe [mailto:smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 9:25 AM
To: Tomeh, Husam
Cc: Tom Lane; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: RE: [ADMIN] Pre-allocate space in advance

On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 11:17, Tomeh, Husam wrote:
>  I don't have any numbers; and it may be an misconception as you
pointed
> out that's out there among Oracle DBAs that need to be re-visited
again.
> 
> Tom, could you also explain what you meant in a previous post I found
> during my research on this issue, which I may have misunderstood it:
"I
> actually wish that Postgres would preallocate a lot of blocks in
advance
> (ie. 100 x 8KB). That would probably improve performance, as it would
> not have to keep re-extending the file."  
> 
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-interfaces/2001-01/msg00153.php
> 
> Thanks,

Ummm, that was a different Tom, wasn't it?

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