On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Guy Rouillier wrote:
> (Resurrecting a subject I found searching the archives...)
> Newbie. We're investigating replacing our Oracle databases with
> PostgreSQL. Our largest database is currently 25 GB and growing. It
> contains time sequenced data. Under Oracle, we use a partitioned
> tablespace for the busiest table, so that we can remove old partitions
> after an aging period. This one table is the majority of that 25 GB.
> I saw in the referenced sequence of posts that PostgreSQL will close a
> file for a table once it reaches 1 GB, and start a new file. So I'm
> concluding PostgreSQL has the ability to span multiple files for a
> single table. Is there any way for me to control that, so I can get
> PostgreSQL to start a new file on the 1st of each month? Or is this
> planned for tablespaces, which I also saw discussed.
Not really, but there's more than one way to skin a cat.
What you can do is create a table for each month, then create a view on
top of those tables.
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