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Re: Disk Space issue

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Devendra Singh Rawat" <Devendra_Rawat(at)infosys(dot)com>
Cc: "Praveen Kumar (TUV)" <praveen(dot)k(at)renaissance-it(dot)com>, "tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Disk Space issue
Date: 2008-06-11 14:04:11
Message-ID: dcc563d10806110704j6fccc389m5587236c60d75a1@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 1:42 AM, Devendra Singh Rawat
<Devendra_Rawat(at)infosys(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I recreated my database this morning with a dump size of 3GB, which after database creation occupied 3.5GB on disk.
> And in less than 8 hours it has bloated to additional 3.7GB (the disk size now is 7.2GB).
>
> There are quite a few DML operations which are happening on my DB.

Note that 7.4 was pretty poor at recovering space from the catalogs
and the associated indexes.  It could be that you would need to shut
down each night and vacuum full the catalogs in single user mode to
recover the space.

But it's been a while since I ran something older than 8.1 or so, so
it might have been an even older version that had those issues.

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