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Re: [Admin]To estimate the size of db

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Duan Ligong" <l-duan(at)zd(dot)cnes(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Admin]To estimate the size of db
Date: 2008-05-21 19:08:29
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On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM, Duan Ligong <l-duan(at)zd(dot)cnes(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi, all
> Is there a way to estimate the size of the space which a postgresql database
> occupies? or the max size of db?
> I know there are a lot of factors, such as the frequency
> of updating, data size, which affects the size of db and it seems difficult
> to estimate it precisely.

There's also the old fashioned way:

sudo su - postgres
cd $PGDATA  # or wherever you point with -D on startup
du -sh .

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