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Re: add space to expand database ?

From: Andreas Schmitz <a(dot)schmitz(at)cityweb(dot)de>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: add space to expand database ?
Date: 2002-12-23 17:56:45
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On Monday 23 December 2002 18:54, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andreas Schmitz <a(dot)schmitz(at)cityweb(dot)de> writes:
> > I have a little problem with a database that is growing drastically. I am
> > getting short on diskspace within $PGDATA. Is there a way to use $PGDATA2
> > in addition to $PGDATA with the same database ?
> There's no really practical way to do that at the moment within
> Postgres.  I'd recommend looking into OS-level facilities for spreading
> a filesystem over multiple physical volumes --- depending on your
> platform you might be able to do it with LVM, software RAID, etc.
> 			regards, tom lane

Hi Tom,

thanks a lot for the answer. I considered using the raid functionality. My 
problem is that I will loose days of work when I have to stop now. A $PGDATA2 
ist known to the databaseserver. However, are there any plans for postgresql 
to implement this feature ?

kind regards


Andreas Schmitz - Phone +49 201 8501 318
Cityweb-Technik-Service-Gesellschaft mbH
Friedrichstr. 12 - Fax +49 201 8501 104
45128 Essen - email a(dot)schmitz(at)cityweb(dot)de

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