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Re: postgres bogged down beyond tolerance

From: "Tena Sakai" <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu>
To: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>,"Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>,<alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: postgres bogged down beyond tolerance
Date: 2007-11-15 05:21:59
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Hi Scott, Kevin, Alvaro, and everybody else:

Many thanks for your help and advices.  After vacuuming
and reindexing all tables, my nightly run zipped right
through at amazing speed.


Tena Sakai

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Marlowe [mailto:scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com]
Sent: Wed 11/14/2007 1:46 PM
To: Kevin Grittner
Cc: Tena Sakai; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] postgres bogged down beyond tolerance
On Nov 14, 2007 3:33 PM, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> wrote:
> >>> On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at  3:16 PM, in message
> <dcc563d10711141316u53338170l5d31d7723c8dc30b(at)mail(dot)gmail(dot)com>, "Scott Marlowe"
> <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > On Nov 14, 2007 2:26 PM, Tena Sakai <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu> wrote:
> >>  INFO:  vacuuming "public.allele"
> >>  INFO:  "allele": found 2518282 removable, 1257262 nonremovable row versions
> >> in 31511 pages
> >>  Total free space (including removable row versions) is 161940948 bytes.
> > It looks to me like your tables were bloated.  After running vacuum
> > full your cron should run faster now.
> Isn't it usually a good idea to REINDEX after using VACUUM FULL to
> recover from this level of bloat?

Depends on your indexes.  These didn't look bloated to me, but that
wasn't the whole output of vacuum full either.  Yes, reindex is a good
idea after a vacuum full though.

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