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Re: Re: dramatic slowdown. . .fixed by vacuum

From: Andrew McMillan <Andrew(at)catalyst(dot)net(dot)nz>
To: Joe Slag <jslag(at)visi(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: dramatic slowdown. . .fixed by vacuum
Date: 2000-07-21 21:35:47
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Joe Slag wrote:
> I see in the docs the suggestion:
>     We recommend that active production databases be VACUUMM-ed nightly
> Is this how people tend to do their vacuuming?  Does anyone do programmatic
> vacuums instead of / in addition to a nightly run?  Is vacuuming mainly
> necessary after big deletes, or are there other common situations
> requiring it?

I run vacuum more often than daily on a few tables which have frequent
updates and where I can handle the table lock for the necessary length
of time.

            Andrew McMillan, e-mail: Andrew(at)cat-it(dot)co(dot)nz
Catalyst IT Ltd, PO Box 10-225, Level 22, 105 The Terrace, Wellington
Me: +64 (21) 635 694, Fax: +64 (4) 499 5596, Office: +64 (4) 499 2267

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