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Re: Adding and filling new column on big table

From: Francisco Reyes <lists(at)stringsutils(dot)com>
To: Jonathan Blitz <jb(at)anykey(dot)co(dot)il>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Adding and filling new column on big table
Date: 2006-05-30 17:25:35
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Jonathan Blitz writes:

> Nope. Didn't think it would make any difference.

May be worth a try.

> I am using a laptop :).
> Pentium 4 (not 4M) with 1GB of memory - 2 MHZ

Most laptop drives are only 5,400 RPM which would make a transaction like 
you are describing likely take a while.
> Must do it on  that since the program is aimed for use at home.

No desktop at home you could try it on?
I think the problem with the laptop is likely it's drive.

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