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Re: count(*) performance

From: Guido Neitzer <guido(dot)neitzer(at)pharmaline(dot)de>
To: Brendan Duddridge <brendan(at)clickspace(dot)com>
Cc: Postgresql Performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: count(*) performance
Date: 2006-03-27 19:43:43
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On 27.03.2006, at 21:20 Uhr, Brendan Duddridge wrote:

> Does that mean that even though autovacuum is turned on, you still  
> should do a regular vacuum analyze periodically?

It seems that there are situations where autovacuum does not a really  
good job.

However, in our application I have made stupid design decision which  
I want to change as soon as possible. I have a "visit count" column  
in one of the very large tables, so updates are VERY regular. I've  
just checked and saw that autovacuum does a great job with that.

Nevertheless I have set up a cron job to do a standard vacuum every  
month. I've used vacuum full only once after I did a bulk update of  
about 200.000 rows ...


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