Splitting a database table into multiple segments for performance or manageability.

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Choosing what table fields to partition on

I'm having a tough time deciding whether or not to partition my table based on a unix timestamp or by a descriptor attribute. It's just over a billion rows currently. My table basically contains: ...
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Oracle 11g r2: Cannot create partition on timestamp field

I have data with a timestamp field of the form '2014-01-01 00:00:00.99' in one of the columns. I want to create a new partition for the table every month. For this I did something like this. CREATE ...
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Partitioning visitor logs database

I have set up a table that logs every page view a visitor makes. This is going to result in a table with about 50,000 entries per week. To keep things manageable and performing well I am intending on ...
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Why Does Partition Range Right Skip Deletes/Inserts?

I have two example Queries (shown below). Both (drop and) create a database and a partitioned table in it. The table has several partitions, with data in each of them (including the last, unbounded, ...
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Shrinking old partitions

I have a large partitioned time series table where each partition is stored in it's own file. Since it's time series based partitioning divided by week and I'm only storing data that is new I have ...
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How to maintain a global index on a large table undergoing regular partition purges?

Problem I've got giant table haystack weighing in at nearly 3 TB, partitioned by month (date) and subpartitioned by client. I need to create a global index that spans all clients to facilitate ...
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sql server transactional - replication - the internal procedures often deadlock with user processes

Very often I have deadlocks on my subscription server, involving the replication internal stored procedures and user processes either ad hoc or procedure queries. For example: Deadlock of the ...
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Adding subpartitions to existing partitioned table

In Oracle 11g, is there a way to introduce subpartitions into an existing partitioned table? I cannot seem to find a combination of EXCHANGE and SPLIT partition that does the right thing. SPLIT will ...
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Why can an Oracle SET UNUSED COLUMN cause internal UPDATE SET X=X and huge log generation?

On Oracle 11.2.0.4.1, we tried to run a simple ALTER TABLE PARTITIONED_LARGE SET UNUSED COLUMN XXXXX; on a large ref-partitioned child table to decommission a column. The table has hundreds of ...
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Getting a realistic query plan when partitioning with low volumes of data

We're using partitioning to reduce the amount of blocking our OLTP system experiences due to locks, with a partition scheme that splits the working tables into 100 partitions based on a customer id. ...
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Unique Non Clustered Column in Partitioned table

We have partitioned one of our SQL Server tables on a Clustered Index datetime column, we have a Primary key Non-clustered index column with Identity data type and this column is setup as a ...
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remove a paritition table

I need to remove a partition table for an application upgrade. It is SQL Server 2008 R2. The partition column is on column col1 data type smallint, null. Col1 has length 10 and precision 5. As you ...
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Partition Function Question - DatetimeOffset

I am planning to partition a large table on [datetimeoffset]. I thought the data in that column were all yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss -08:00, but there are multiple offsets in that column such as -07:00 and ...
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postgres fetch record from partitions without the check constraints

I am using postgres 9.4, I have a messages table that has 100M records, messages belongs to one feed_id, so I decided to partition the tables by posted_at. Table "public.messages" ...
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Table partition should not be selected

I am looking to partition a table (nearly 30M rows) by date ranges (mysql version : 5.1.73) CREATE TABLE `TABLE_X` ( `name_x` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `type_x` varchar(5) NOT NULL, `status_x` ...
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Are there any disadvantages to partitioning on financial year?

Our current set up has one table per financial year (May 1- April 30). Each table has approx 1.5 million rows. We have about 8 years of data, and will obviously be adding each year. The majority of ...
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How to define partition according to Date?

I am currently using MySQL 5.6. In my database, I have a log table called paramlog_ems. It has 2M rows I want like to partition this log table according to Date. Here is the table structure: ...
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Many columns vs few tables - performance wise

Yes, I am aware that data normalization should be my priority (as it is). I've got a table with 65 columns storing vehicle data with columns: used_vehicle, color, doors, mileage, price and so forth, ...
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SQL Server uses only PRIMARY partition by default

My database has 2 partitions files: PRIMARY, DATABASE_ARCHIVED. A lot of tables have a column "archived". When archived is 1 row is in the DATABASE_ARCHIVED partition. When archived is 0 row is in the ...
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How to split a MySQL table file?

I have a table in a MySQL database for which innodb_file_per_table is enabled. One of my tables is about 20GB and growing. How can I partition the table into separate files? Suppose that I have a ...
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Snapshotting Database Tables

I have a reporting database (in SQL Server) that takes nightly snapshots of the production data (Oracle) for users to query against for the next day, but now the requirement is getting to be that they ...
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Slow queries on billions-rows-table // index used

Since I'm a young developer and not really skilled in using databases (PostgreSQL 9.3) I ran into some problems with a project, where I really need help with. My project is about collecting data of ...
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Storing and querying rolling data in PostgreSQL

I have a large quantity of weather model data being put into a PostgreSQL database. The machine has 8 cores and 16 GB of RAM. I'm running PostgreSQL 9.3 with PostGIS 2.1. Each table will have a ...
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How to split a large table in Teradata

I'm trying to load data from a very large table (200 million rows) into a Presentation Datamart (PDM) for an Enterprise Data Warehouse using Teradata 14.10. I want to split this large table into ...
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Switching Data In Fails with “allows values that are not allowed by check constraints or partition function on target table”

Given the following -- table ddl create table dbo.f_word( sentence_id int NULL, sentence_word_id int NULL, word_id int NULL, lemma_id int NULL, source_id int NULL, ...
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Benefits of table partitioning on same disk

Maybe is stupid question, but I must ask to be clear with that. I know that table partitioning is powerful mechanism of speeding data search when partitions is placed on different disks. What I need ...
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Compressing partition - what about index?

To save space on disk I want to compress some partitions of my tables: alter table TEST_TAB move partition TEST_TAB_2014 compress for all operations; I have also indexes on this partition. Should I ...
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Delete datafile from parttioned table

I'm used SQL Server 2014. My big table partitioned by date column and each partition has own datafile. I want delete oldest partition data and data file too. How to do it?
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Is there a workaround for the lack of foreign keys constraint to a partitioned table in PostgreSQL?

I have a big table A (~30 million lines) at the core of my model. Another table B has a foreign key referencing A. I would like to partition A using the well-known inheritance hack. Is there a ...
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Moving Replicated & Partitioned SQL2005 Enterprise to SQL 2008R2 Enterprise

Our SQL2005 Enterprise has 4 databases which are all partitioned, each have 5 files and a handful of tables replicated, compatibility mode is 90. They are on an old Windows Server 2003 32bit machine ...
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Maximum Partitioning PostgreSQL

I have 400,000 records I need to partition. The records will increase 100,000 per year and those new records might need to have 1000 new partitions added. Here are some of my concerns: How many ...
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Why do we need partitions in PostgresSQL? (or any other RDBMS)

So, I am trying to teach myself partitions in PostgreSQL. I understand that a database can become slow when a table hits millions+ of lines and indexes don't fit into memory anymore. One thing that ...
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PostgreSQL partitioning query performance inexplicably bad

I find this a bit mysterious. The cost of getting the maximum value out of just the partition parent table (which is empty) is very cheap: evlampts=# explain select max(timestamp) from only mcdata; ...
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Is searching an alternate index on a partitioned myISAM table concurrent or serial?

I have a myISAM table with 30 partitions. The primary key is a SHA1 hash value, which is also used in the partition selection function. I also have an alternate key - an autoincrement integer. Since ...
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Counting unique records across 2 columns and computing a score based on boolean values

I have a table that looks like this in Google Big Query: custID InteractionDate Purchased? Sales 1 20150312 F 0 1 20150312 T 200 1 20150314 ...
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PostgreSQL analyze only parent table only

I am moving data from a few billion records table to newly created partitions. I am inserting into the child table directly and deleting from the main table with filters on the appropriate columns in ...
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SQL Server Standard edition attach partitioned database

I have a little problem. I'm using a SQL Server database version 11. I have to change database edition from enterprise to standard. I overlooked fact that standard edition doesn't have partitioned ...
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Maintain Up-To-Date Copy of Very Large Table if Clustering/Partitioning/Moving Operation Needs to be Killed/Rollback

I've appended the following information in a previous post but I asked the 'why' instead of the 'how'. So here's the question... SQL Server 2014, CU6. 4.5 TB database, Simple recovery. The most ...
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effective mysql table/index design for 35 million rows+ table, with 200+ corresponding columns (double), any combination of which may be queried

I am looking for advice on table/index design for the following situation: I have a large table (stock price history data, InnoDB, 35 million rows and growing) with a compound primary key (assetid ...
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Multiple records and determine if a combination if values exist and write this to a new column

I'm struggling with a problem. An order can have multiple lines and accordingly a type (F=Footwear/N=Non-FTW,Mixed=Both) I need to determine if the order consists of which type and create a new ...
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Get inserted row count when master table isn't modified

I have a partitioned table where data resides only in the child tables. The master table has an insert trigger that will distribute inserted data into appropriate child tables. Now, I need to create ...
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How to keep archive table accessible for some users which is not frequently accessible?

I have partitioned my table based on some boundary ranges. My Database is built at MSSQL server 2008 R2. I have done partitioning for a table which has 40 million records in it. Now it's time to ...
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mysql RANGE partitioning - how do I find partition boundaries?

I am implementing partitioning support for mysql in eludia engine I need to compare partitioning description in model with actual database contents and alter table, if necessary. To extract all ...
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Postgresql: Partition table by hour

I have a system that inserts several million records over the course of 24 hours. Users don't care about the data that's older than 24 hours, and typically query data over a small time frame (5 to 60 ...
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Import non-partitioned table into an existing range partitioned table - ORACLE

I have export non-partitioned table1 on disk with some records, then I create same new table2 in my schema (different name) but with range partitioning, I'm talking about Oracle database. So my ...
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How to remove the duplicate records from primary filegroup after partitioning?

Basically, our database is created based on primary filegroup alone. Now, I have done partitioning for a large table which was approx 25 GB. The partitioning was done on secondary filegroups which ...
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SQL Server Partitioning - parent/child tables reference partitioning

I have a requirement to partition quick growing tables in our product and below are the table information with key details. PERIODIC_EVENTS (PARENT TABLE which has ID (sequence no) as Primary KEY and ...
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What's the best way to structure logging application data in MySQL

I may be overthinking this but: I have an API; I want to log calls to the API for stat/debugging purposes. Ideally the speed of reads should be quick but is not essential (as will primarily be read ...
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Best practices for selecting partition boundary ranges to maintain empty partitions at both end?

I have partitioned the table based on a date datatype partitioning column. The data for the column starts at "2014-01-01" and ends at "2015-01-01". I know that, the partitions should have empty ...
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Using the partition function in the Where clause

I've been asked to test out performance of a database (a test system) after implementing horizontal partitioning. The database is on SQL Server 2008 r2. I'm inheriting this from someone else and ...