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Re: Simulate database fragmentation

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Y Sidhu <ysidhu(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Simulate database fragmentation
Date: 2007-05-27 16:05:38
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On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 11:58:06AM -0700, Y Sidhu wrote:
> Is there any easy way to take a database and add/delete records to create
> fragmentation of the records and indexes. I am trying to recreate high
> vacuum times.

Update random rows, then do a vacuum. That will result in free space in
random locations. At that point you'd probably want to update some
ranges of rows, enough so that they get forced to new pages.

A better idea might be to just insert random data.
Jim Nasby                                      decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
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