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Pre-allocate space in advance

From: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Pre-allocate space in advance
Date: 2005-10-31 23:14:13
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I apologize for the wrong subject in a previous post. Here it is again:
  My understanding that the current release of Postgres does not allow
the DBA to pre-allocated space for the data files or tablespace in
advance (as Oracle or SQL Server does). Am I correct on that ? If that's
still the case, is this item on the TODO list or the white board?
Pre-allocating space will prevent extending the datafile during loading
massive data (batch processing) and would improve the overall batch
write performance. 
Thanks in advance.


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