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Re: LOCK TABLE & speeding up mass data loads

From: Ron Johnson <ron(dot)l(dot)johnson(at)cox(dot)net>
To: PgSQL Performance ML <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: LOCK TABLE & speeding up mass data loads
Date: 2003-01-25 19:19:09
Message-ID: 1043522349.818.36.camel@haggis (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-performance
On Sat, 2003-01-25 at 13:07, Rod Taylor wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-01-25 at 13:57, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Would LOCK TABLE ACCESS EXCLUSIVE MODE speed things up, when I have
> > a script that loads data by setting transactions, and then committing
> > works after every few thousand INSERTs?
> If you're the only person working on the database, then no.  If you're
> fighting for resources with a bunch of other people -- then possibly,
> but the others won't get anything done during this timeframe (of
> course).


> Oh, and you're using COPY right?

No.  Too much data manipulation to do 1st.  Also, by committing every
X thousand rows, then if the process must be aborted, then there's
no huge rollback, and the script can then skip to the last comitted
row and pick up from there.

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