On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Samuel Gendler
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Reuven M. Lerner <reuven(at)lerner(dot)co(dot)il>
>> So for now, we'll just try to DELETE faster than we INSERT, and combined
>> with autovacuum, I'm hoping that this crisis will be averted. That said,
>> the current state of affairs with these machines is pretty fragile, and I
>> think that we might want to head off such problems in the future, rather
>> than be surprised by them.
> For the record, one very effective long term solution for doing this and
> continuing to be able to do this no matter how many rows have accumulated is
> to partition the data tables over time so that you can just drop older
> partitions. It does require code changes since relying on a trigger on the
> parent table to distribute the inserts to the correct partition is much
> slower than simply modifying your code to insert/copy into the correct
> partition directly. But it is well worth doing if you are accumulating
> large volumes of data. You can even leave old partitions around if you
> don't need the disk space, since well-constructed queries will simply ignore
> their existence, anyway, if you are only ever going back 30 days or less.
> Indexes are on individual partitions, so you needn't worry about indexes
> getting too large, either.
If they're only inserting ~1 or 2G a day, a trigger is likely plenty
fast. I've had stats dbs that grew up 10s or 20s of gigs a day and
the triggers were never a performance problem there.
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