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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/ oc/src/sgml/manage-ag.sgml

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/ oc/src/sgml/manage-ag.sgml
Date: 2003-03-21 17:15:19
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Tom Lane writes:
> > > for d in $(psql -l --somthing); do vacuum $d; done
> > If you have a real shell (and know how to use it), sure.  Is such a
> > solution acceptable to all those Windows users we're hoping to attract?
> I don't know how Windows users typically manage their systems, but if they
> use batch files they can also write a similar loop with the native shell.
> (I just tried it.)
> My problem with a program that runs a command for all databases is that it
> is too rigid:  What if you want to run maintenance only on some databases
> (owned by you, big/small, even/odd, starting with 'x')?  --- Cannot use
> it, back to the manual approach.

My assumption was that if you wanted only a few databases, you would use
psql.  I see the only major advantage to the vacuumdb-like commands is
doing all databases.  Are there other advantages?

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