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Re: vacuum bug

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: geva <geva(at)regard(dot)co(dot)il>
Cc: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: vacuum bug
Date: 2002-10-23 13:19:50
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On Sun, 20 Oct 2002, geva wrote:

>     i'm encountering  an recurring problem in which running vacuum on a
> relatively large
>     database ( >30000 rows) causes the database to corrupt rather badly. all
> subsequent  calls to  vacuum does not return, and the only solution is to
> pg_dump the database, drop all or some of the tables, and recover the
> database using \i or psql -e.
>     i am working with version 7.0 .
>     is it a known bug ? was it solved on later versions? is there a
> workaround?

It's hard to say, there have been bugs related to vacuum fixed in later
versions.  7.0 is pretty old at this point (between 2 and 3 revisions back
since 7.3 is in beta), you'd probably be best off upgrading if possible.

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