Slow VACUUM

From: Wim <wdh(at)belbone(dot)be>
To: PgSQL Novice ML <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Slow VACUUM
Date: 2003-09-12 12:02:12
Message-ID: 1063368132.5540.7.camel@tyr.car.belbone.be
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Hi guys,

I have a table that had 55 million records in it. I deleted about 15
million of them, because I had to free up disk space.
Yesterday, I started VACUUM. Now my problem is that it takes too long to
VACUUM the table: it is still running with my CPU in the red zone...

Is there a way to speed thing up?

PS I created 4 indexes on the tables. I cannot cancel the query... It
keeps running. Otherwise I thought of dropping the indexes, vacuum the
table and re-create the indexes...

Any advice from the gurus?

Cheers!
Wim De Hul
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