> Is there any reason for me not to run continuous sequential vacuum analyzes?
> At least for the 6 tables that see a lot of updates?
No. You've already proven that the performance gain on queries offsets the
loss from the vacuuming. There is no other "gotcha".
1) You may be able to decrease the required frequency of vacuums by adjusting
your FSM_relations parameter. Have you played with this at all? The default
is very low.
2) Are you sure that ANALYZE is needed? Vacuum is required whenever lots of
rows are updated, but analyze is needed only when the *distribution* of
values changes significantly.
3) using PG 7.3 or less, you will also need to REINDEX these tables+indexes
often (daily?). This issue will go away in 7.4, which should make you an
early adopter of 7.4.
> I hear 10% of tuples updated as a good time to vac-an, but does my typical
> count of 3 indexes per table affect that?
Not until 7.4.
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