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Re: Pre-allocate space in advance

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pre-allocate space in advance
Date: 2005-11-01 00:40:48
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There was recently discussion about changing how allocation happens in
the future. I'm pretty sure it was started by Bruce Momjian on -hackers,
but I can't find it in the archives now...

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 03:14:13PM -0800, Tomeh, Husam wrote:
> I apologize for the wrong subject in a previous post. Here it is again:
>   My understanding that the current release of Postgres does not allow
> the DBA to pre-allocated space for the data files or tablespace in
> advance (as Oracle or SQL Server does). Am I correct on that ? If that's
> still the case, is this item on the TODO list or the white board?
> Pre-allocating space will prevent extending the datafile during loading
> massive data (batch processing) and would improve the overall batch
> write performance. 
> Thanks in advance.
> -- 
>  Husam 
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