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Re: Very Large Table Partitioning

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Majid Azimi <majid(dot)merkava(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL - Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Very Large Table Partitioning
Date: 2010-12-17 19:38:49
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Majid Azimi <majid(dot)merkava(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> if we decide to partition table per user we have lots of tables (maybe 
> more than 100000+) with only 10000 records each.
> is this a good idea? is there any limit for number of tables?

No, it's a fantastically bad idea.  Please note the caveats in the
partitioning documentation --- the facility is not meant for more than
order-of-a-hundred partitions.  Even if Postgres didn't have issues with
it, your filesystem might get ill with hundreds of thousands of files in
one directory.

			regards, tom lane

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