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Chapter 18. Populating a Database

Author: Written by Tom Lane, from an e-mail message dated 1999-12-05.

One may need to do a large number of table insertions when first populating a database. Here are some tips and techniques for making that as efficient as possible.

Disable Auto-commit

Turn off auto-commit and just do one commit at the end. Otherwise Postgres is doing a lot of work for each record added. In general when you are doing bulk inserts, you want to turn off some of the database features to gain speed.

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