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Re: Index relation size

From: Gaetano Mendola <mendola(at)bigfoot(dot)com>
To: Rigmor Ukuhe <rigmor(dot)ukuhe(at)finestmedia(dot)ee>
Subject: Re: Index relation size
Date: 2004-10-25 17:50:59
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Rigmor Ukuhe wrote:
 > Hi,
 > I have table with size ~35 MB, it has several indexes and couple of them are
 > well over 500 MB in size (they are indexes with 3-4 columns involved, with
 > datatypes like varchar, int4 , timestamp, boolean).
 > Database is VACUUMed nightly, version is 7.2.4 (cant upgrade to newest
 > version at the moment). Are these
 > index sizes indicating some problems with our Postgres server?

If you do not vacuum full, this is normal.
Using a version > 7.4 then a normal vacuum "shall" be enough.

Gaetano Mendola

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