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Truncate table at a certain size.

From: Dana Huggard - Navarik <dhuggard(at)navarik(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Truncate table at a certain size.
Date: 2008-04-28 22:35:04
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What would be the best method to truncate a table once it reaches a
certain size.   

For instance, a table named log.  I can check the size of the log;

   db=# select pg_relation_size('log');
   (1 row)

What I would like to do is 

If table log, is greater than xxxx bytes
   then truncate table log

Maybe I'll dump it to a flat file first, (yes, it should really be a
flat file to start with, and not in a db.)

Thank you.


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