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Re: blobs

From: "Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "'Steve Holdoway'" <steve(dot)holdoway(at)firetrust(dot)com>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: blobs
Date: 2007-01-31 22:25:08
Message-ID: 007201c74586$aa596cf0$9b0014ac@wbaus090 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
I don't know about your table question, but may I ask why you're running
32-bit when you have dual Xeon processors?

I have dual Xeon's in my DWH, and I used to run 32-bit which I upgraded to
64-bit over Christmas. We run a nightly import to that database which used
to take around 5 hours which now completes in less than 1 hour.

Many of our large queries also run much faster - the only thing I did was
reload the box with RedHat ES 4 64-bit instead of 32-bit.

My 2.2 cents (Aust. GST inclusive!)


-----Original Message-----
From: pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
[mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Steve Holdoway
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2007 08:46
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [ADMIN] blobs

I'm got the enviable task of redesigning an MySQL based project from
scratch. We need a proper rdbms for this project, and I want to use PG 8.2.

The table I'm concerned with at the moment have (currently) 5 million rows,
with a churn of about 300,000 rows a week. The table has about a million
hits a day, which makes it the main potential bottleneck in this database.

We need to store some large ( 0 -> 100kB ) data with each row. Would you
recommend adding it as columns in this table, given that blobs will be
stored in the pg_largeobject table anyway, or would you recommend a daughter
table for this?

Any other suggestions on how to avoid performance problems with this table (
hardware is dual Xeon, 4GB mem, 2 hardware raid channels for storage + 1 for
logs, all running debian 32 bit ).



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