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

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Oracle: 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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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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Partitioning MySQL vs PostgreSQL

For our new system we are looking for database server. We considered a lot of pros/cons for MySQL(InnoDB) vs PostgreSQL and the breaking point for us is partitioning. We will choose the one which ...
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What is a “leaf expression”?

What is a "leaf expression"? Partition-clause expressions are limited in the following ways: Your partition-clause must calculate a single non-null value for each row. You can reference multiple ...
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Archive partition before delete it?

I have manage to create an event and with the following scripts could both create and delete the partition. The issue now I need help on how to save the partition before its deleted? Should I use ...
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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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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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Add partition works but not the drop partition

We have set an event as below. What we notice is that the add partition is working well as we can see on a daily basis the partition list is growing but the drop partition is not working well any ...
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How can I interpret the results of these DMVs to help me evaluate our partitioning strategy?

Version: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edtn. (10.50.4000) In attempt to evaluate our partitioning strategy, I wrote this query to get the access methods against indexes on partitions (in the broadest ...
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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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Should I group by and then join, or join and then group by?

(oracle's optimizer does the same thing for both approaches when just two tables are involved, thus my question involves three tables) Assume three tables t1, t2 and t3 with a pairwise 1:n ...
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Postgres - Partitioning old tables, partition query planning, optimisation

I've been trying to optimise our database, but not being a DBA and not having done a whole lot of tuning before I'm struggling a little with "too many options". I've already run pg_tune and bumped a ...
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How do I configure MySQL to store specific entire InnoDB tables on a different drive in Windows ( Server )?

After skimming the MySQL ( 5.5 ) docs on Partitioning, that seems to deal with breaking parts of the same table off onto other drives. I'm struggling to find information on how I pinpoint an ...
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MySQL Partitioning Performance

I have a MyISAM table with billions of rows that is still causing me problems because the indexes, even after I shortened them as much as possible, do not fit in my 64GB of RAM. I am unable to index ...
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MySQL Partitions

I've done a lot of work with MySQL but generally on a much smaller scale than this, so please excuse my ignorance. We've got an InnoDB table which is currently storing ~3.5 million rows, which I know ...
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How to make Greenplum 4.2.3 only scan the intended partition?

When I uses unnest() in a View, and uses that View in a select statement, Greenplum seems to fail in only searching for the intended partition and search through all the partition of the main table ...
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Dynamic MySQL partitioning based on UnixTime

My DB design includes multiple MYISAM tables with measurements collected online, Each row record contains auto-incremented id, some data and an integer representing unixtime. I am designing an aging ...
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MySQL Partitioning, Reorganize Max Value partition (Known Bug / Feature)

I have written a crone job which reorganizes last max value partition every week into 2 new partitions , one for the previous week , and one for the future data (new max value partition which ...
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Partition guides and possible solutions?

We have a table called tblLink which is the main table and have its primary key in many other tables as shown below. The issue now we want to keep only the latest 3 months data and the rest should be ...
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MySQL Partioning: Is there a performance tradeoff between number of partitions and size of each partition?

I have a large table (several 100 million rows) that I would like to efficiently partition. My question is whether there is a tradeoff between partition size and number of partitions. As far as I ...
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Sharding Postgres Database

I have a Postgres database that has grown to the size where it is no longer feasible to store everything on a single database node. There is a Customer table in my schema where each row represents a ...
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MySQL: Optimizing for large but discrete data sets

In brief: I'm developing a database that handles GTFS datasets from multiple transit agencies. Each dataset contains millions of rows in the stop_times.txt file (and thus its corresponding table). ...
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Best way set clustered primary key on a partitioned table?

I have the following table. create table T (K1 date, K2 int, K3 varchar(10), C1 int, C2....) The table will be partitioned by K1 (K1 has low selective. the data will be appended in the order by ...
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How to move partitions between filesystems

We have ~9TB MySQL database which consists from a few tables which are partitioned by day. Sum of daily information is ~20GB. Database is practically write only. There are at most tens of queries ...
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How do I debug an Oracle Linux Diskspace Issue?

I have about 429GB Diskspace allocated to this VM. I see that only 179GB is being used. Now when I try to add a 128GB file I get an I/O error saying I do not have any space left. I need to be able ...
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Should I partition this large MySQL InnoDB table by date and if so, how?

Table Detail: I have a fairly large (4.6 million rows, 74 columns (average data length is 239)) InnoDB table which stores data for about 1100 sensors polled every 10 minutes (about 150k rows inserted ...
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What can I do to repair a corrupted partitioned table on the slave?

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.31, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1 The slave has been stopped due to power outage: Master_Log_File: mysql-bin.000491 ...
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MySQL Partitioning without specifiying any properties for partition

I have a quite huge MySQL table. In my table I have date field. Recently I created another field called YearMonth which get year from date, multiple it to 100 and adds the month from date table to it. ...
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Find the partition where data lives in MySQL

Is there a way to select the partition name where a specified record actually lives in? The idea is something like: SELECT <PARTITION_NAME> FROM mytable WHERE <where_condition> I found ...
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When to split a large table

I run the SQL Anywhere DBMS, and we have a table of about 10 columns(normal text, timestamps etc). However, in my use-case, every single day, the table gets 2160000 new rows. It's also crucial that ...
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Renaming the system generated partitions during interval partitioning

I am trying to rename the system genrated partition names(generated during interval partitioning). I try to do this while my table is live(data read and write is happening). I need two scripts. I ...
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XML errors while copying dependents during a redefinition to an interval partitioning scheme

I am partitioning an existing table. I used the following process: Checks DBMS_REDEFINITION.CAN_REDEF_TABLE(...); Successful Create duplicate table CREATE TABLE "USER"."MYTABLE_ONLINE" ( ...
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How to check on my partitions?

I am a newbie into partition. First I have a table with auto increment with its primary key and many other fields. I wanted to partition based on dataInsertDateTime column. It have me error so I had ...