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Re: DELETE performance problem

From: Thom Brown <thombrown(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Luca Tettamanti <kronos(dot)it(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Jerry Champlin <jchamplin(at)absolute-performance(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DELETE performance problem
Date: 2009-11-24 15:19:23
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2009/11/24 Luca Tettamanti <kronos(dot)it(at)gmail(dot)com>

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Jerry Champlin
> <jchamplin(at)absolute-performance(dot)com> wrote:
> > You may want to consider using partitioning.  That way you can drop the
> > appropriate partition and never have the overhead of a delete.
> Hum, I don't think it's doable in my case; the partitioning is not
> know a priori. First t1 is fully populated, then the data is loaded
> and manipulated by my application, the result is stored in t2; only
> then I want to remove (part of) the data from t1.
> thanks,
> Luca
It's a shame there isn't a LIMIT option on DELETE so this can be done in
small batches.


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