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Cleaning up indexes

From: Martin Foster <martin(at)ethereal-realms(dot)org>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Cleaning up indexes
Date: 2004-09-23 22:16:28
Message-ID: 0XH4d.41061$yW6.30251@clgrps12 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-performance
My database was converted from MySQL a while back and has maintained all 
of the indexes which were previously used.   Tt the time however, there 
were limitations on the way PostgreSQL handled the indexes compared to 

Meaning that under MySQL, it would make use of a multi-column index even 
if the rows within did not match.    When the conversion was made more 
indexes were created overall to correct this and proceed with the 

Now the time has come to clean up the used indexes.   Essentially, I 
want to know if there is a way in which to determine which indexes are 
being used and which are not.   This will allow me to drop off the 
unneeded ones and reduce database load as a result.

And have things changed as to allow for mismatched multi-column indexes 
in version 7.4.x or even the upcoming 8.0.x?

	Martin Foster


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