I am running Postgre 7.4 on FreeBSD. The main table have 2 million record
(we would like to do at least 10 mil or more). It is mainly a FIFO structure
with maybe 200,000 new records coming in each day that displace the older
We have a GUI that let user browser through the record page by page at about
25 records a time. (Don't ask me why but we have to have this GUI). This
translates to something like
select count(*) from table <-- to give feedback about the DB size
select * from table order by date limit 25 offset 0
Tables seems properly indexed, with vacuum and analyze ran regularly. Still
this very basic SQLs takes up to a minute run.
I read some recent messages that select count(*) would need a table scan for
Postgre. That's disappointing. But I can accept an approximation if there
are some way to do so. But how can I optimize select * from table order by
date limit x offset y? One minute response time is not acceptable.
Any help would be appriciated.
pgsql-performance by date
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