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Can I do vacuumlo,vacuumdb and reindex in live production system without any downtime in postgres database

We are using a Postgres database (9.3) as our production database. It is generating huge lo objects. Due to this, the size is growing very fast. So we need to do database cleaning frequently. To ...
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How can I check available space of an index's pages in PostgreSQL?

For tables, I can simply use pg_freespace to check available spaces like below: postgres=> SELECT count(*),avg(1000*avail/8192)/10 FROM pg_freespace('tablename'); count | ?column? ...
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Postgres TX Wraparound - confused

i am running postgres on aws and trying to get my head around the "tx wraparound topic". i executed the following steps to "play" around take snaptshot of production database (here "our_main_db") ...
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Postgresql, vacuum issues

I experiencing issues while vacuuming a DB table: database=# vacuum (verbose) table_name; INFO: vacuuming "public.table_name" ERROR: uncommitted xmin 415285800 from before xid cutoff 462314292 ...
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Checking space availability before a VACUUM FULL (postgres)

Is it possible to check how much re-usable space is available in a tablespace before running a VACUUM FULL on a large table? I have a large postgres table (about 20G) that gets an occasional VACUUM ...
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Fixing problems with postgreSQL wal archives

i just took over working postgre sql server, and i noticed in the logs, that are in: /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.4-main.log spitting out this warnings: cp: cannot stat 'pg_xlog/...
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AWS Aurora Database Corruption

I'm running Aurora Postgres and noticed that metric Maximum Used Transaction IDs is increasing a lot. Trying to manually vacuum the tables that's was not automatically vacuumed lead me to the ...
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Does VACUUM FULL ANALYZE a partition locks the main table in postgresql?

I'm using postgresql 9.5 and partman for partitioning tables. there is this table that has 30 partitions and volume of one of them are too higher than others. so I need to full vacuum this partition ...
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How to optimize a table for a very high-frequency updates?

I have a table that contains a list of tasks that need to be run periodically: applaudience=> \d+ maintenance_task Table "...
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Is it safe to move big table to another tablespace while working with it?

I have one big bloated table (real data size approx 65 Gb, 140 Gb on disk). Vacuum does not work cause of low space on default tablespace disk. So I want to clean the database from trash by moving fat ...
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Is postgres vacuum secure

Postgres delete doesn't actually remove the record from the table file. Once the delete is committed and the last transaction is closed, no postgres process can see the record any more, the deleted ...
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PostgreSQL - VACUUM speed (Heroku)

My DB have a main table that is has lots of commits on a daily basis, with about 15 indexes on this table. The table has 25M rows and the dead row count seem to exceed the number of live rows at the ...
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Small databases, large backup files

We have PostgreSQL 9.6 databases and a dailytask running a pg_dump for all databases, though these backups are getting "large" at this point. My database was 900MB, then I tried clearing it by ...
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Not find the table of the oid

I have a database running under PostgreSQL which normally has to have a size of 300 GB. Unfortunately it is now 3,5 TB in size. I noticed that the directory of this database , the pgdata path is /...
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XID wraparound metrics are unclear

Recently, I had an issue with one of my database which got XID wraparound issue. So, I have started with single-user mode and ran vacuum. Everything was fine. But, when I checked datfrozenxid its ~1....
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Autovacuum is not running or working

We're currently using Postgres 9.4.14 hosting Zabbix 2.4 database. For a while now, the following message started to happens: < 2017-11-23 15:15:20.037 -03 >HINT: Close open transactions soon ...
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What version of PostgreSQL first implemented autovacuum?

I'm just wondering what version of PostgreSQL first implemented autovacuum.
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Postgresql - Auto vacuum is disables in conf file, but still everyday its running

Im using Postgresql 9.2. I have disabled auto vacuum in Conf, but still, I can see this auto vacuum is running on few tables every day. Can anyone help me find out why its running?
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Time taken by VACUUM FULL to reclaim space

After receiving some insightful guidance in a previous post here, I'm going to run VACUUM FULL on 4 PostgreSQL 9.3.10 tables. Table sizes are: 1) links_publicreply: ~30M rows, 9 columns, 3 indexes (...
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Postgres Vacuum in Function

After googleing a bit, it's plainly clear you cannot run vacuum from a function: Postgres mailing - Vacuum behaviour in plpgsql function You can't run VACUUM from inside a function because of ...
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autovacuum challenges after upgrade to postgresql 9.6

We have a cluster with several dozen databases. It was running great on 9.3 for a year (growing over time) when we did the upgrade to 9.6 last month. Since that time, the database will freeze on ...
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delete hung soon after vacuum verbose analyse

I have a fairly large java webapp system that connects to a postgres8.4 db on rhel. This app only does inserts and reads. This has been running without issue for 2.5 years and for the last year or so ...
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Does AWS ever `vacuumlo` PostgreSQL RDS instances?

Link to the long story happened before (and reason to have) this question. Does AWS ever vacuumlo PostgreSQL RDS instances?
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How to `vacuumlo` an RDS PostgreSQL database?

As you may have noticed, as a fully managed data base as a service product, AWS Relational Data base Service (RDS) restricts the execution of userland commands. I was staging a production database, ...
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PostgreSQL problems after vacuum - multiple rows with same pkey, different counts of those rows from seq scan vs index

We tried to run a full vacuum on our Postgres database the other day because of disk problems. A bunch of things went wrong along the way and eventually we stopped the vacuum. Now we have some new ...
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Is it safe to kill vacuumdb?

I would like to schedule a vacuumdb cron job for an entire database, but I don't want it to run past a certain time. Is it safe to just stop the job with killall vacuumdb?
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Is VACUUM FULL necessary on a DROP TABLE / TRUNCATE approach for a datawarehouse

We are updating a datawarehouse on a weekly basis using a series of TRUNCATE source_table1 COPY source_table1 FROM [...] ... for data import and: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS my_table CREATE TABLE ...
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Are autovacuum VACUUMs slower than a manual VACUUM?

I have a few large tables that take days to autovacuum, sometimes resulting in poor performance until the vacuum finishes. Most of the recommendations I've seen mention doing a manual VACUUM during ...
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VACUUM VERBOSE outputs, nonremovable “dead row versions cannot be removed yet”?

I have a Postgres 9.2 DB where a certain table has lots of nonremovable dead rows: # SELECT * FROM public.pgstattuple('mytable'); table_len | tuple_count | tuple_len | tuple_percent | ...
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Does cancelling an (AUTO)VACUUM process in PostgreSQL make all the work done useless?

In some occasions, and after making a massive update, insert or delete from a table, I have started a VACUUM FULL ANALYZE to make sure the DB was not getting too bloated. Doing it in a production ...
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What are the advanvates and disadvantages of vacuum in postgresql?

I'm new to PostgreSQL, I know about the concept of vacuum in database. But I want to the major advantages and disadvantages of vacuuming process. Also I want to know: What happen if I access the ...
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autovacuum daemon considers pg_largeobject table?

I have a table which is having oid column and few oid column's data might be frequently modified from my application. I thought, it would rewrite the data and replace with new data (basically, thought ...
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will vacuumlo find orphaned objects

A Table (mytable) is having 2 columns id_ | loid_ (integer) | (oid) Values are id_ | loid_ 1 | 15001 2 | 15002 Value in loid_ column refers the oid from pg_largeobject. And if I ...
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ANALYZE command in Redshift fails

I created a table in AWS Redshift (4-node dc1 cluster) in the following manner. CREATE TABLE events ( event_id int, event_date int , event_month_year int , event_year int , ...
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Amount of time FULL VACUUM/VACUUM

I have a table "lng_grid_test", which, at the beginning, had around 600 000 000 around. The table is defined as : -- Table: public.lng_grid_test -- DROP TABLE public.lng_grid_test; CREATE TABLE ...
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Postgres: Missing data after Binary Copy - Is VACUUM FULL required?

I'm running Postgres 9.0 on a relatively big (10TB) and old Database. I must move that database to new server hardware, so I copied the whole $PGDATA directory via rsync of a LVM Snapshot and used ...
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How to find the number of tuples that are vacuum-eligible?

I am trying to find the number of vacuum-eligible tuples in one of our postgres tables. This is the output of vacuum verbose on that table INFO: "act_msgs": found 0 removable, 2217083 nonremovable ...
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PostgreSQL Bloat Warning: Vaccuum does not help

We use check_postgres to monitor our DB. We get this warning: POSTGRES_BLOAT WARNING: DB "foo" (db foo) index foo_text_index_id_uniq rows:? pages:485435 shouldbe:330673 (1.5X) wasted bytes:...
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Is it worth it to run VACUUM on a table that only receives INSERTs?

In a 2015 re:Invent talk, AWS mentioned that vacuum should be run not only after updates or deletes but also after inserts. Here is the relevant part of the talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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In PostgreSQL, will VACUUM reset the dead tuple count (n_dead_tup in pg_stat_all_tables)?

In PostgreSQL, will VACUUM reset the dead tuple count (n_dead_tup in pg_stat_all_tables)? The situation I'm seeing is that vacuum is apparently being run manually, once daily, and the n_dead_tup / ...
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How to reduce size of PostgreSQL table after dropping columns?

I have a PostgreSQL database. One table is very large. I want to extract a TEXT column into a separate table and see how much I can reduce the size. The problem is that the size appears to stay the ...
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What are “nonremovable row versions”?

I did full vacuum on postgresql-9.4 database and I have a lot of tables with nonremovable row versions. I would like to know what are these or where I can read about them. INFO: vacuuming "public....
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Reclaim disk space from dropped column without downtime

I have a heavily used table (with around 5 million rows) in a PostgreSQL database in which I want to drop a column and reclaim the space the column used. The docs suggest doing a table rewriting ...
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PostgeSQL 9.3: Is it safe to stop VACUUM FULL?

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3 on RDS. Once in a while, I run a VACUUM FULL operation on the database. However, such operation can take quite a while and it blocks other tables, so the need to stop the ...
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How to reclaim space taken by an index that partially built and was terminated by a power outage

I'm running postgres (postgis) 9.4.2 on a mac (10.10.4). I've got a couple big tables (several TBs). During an index build on one of them that takes about a week, I watched the available HD space ...
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Does VACUUM FULL need ANALYZE

I'd be grateful for some insight into the VACUUM functionality within PostgreSQL 9.3. I read through the documentation and searched around a bit but could not find a definitive answer to this. I'm ...
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Should I use VACUUM on a SQLite db with a log-structured filesystem?

I'm runnig a SQLite database on nilfs (which is a log-structured filesystem). Every now and then I delete old records, so that the size of the database never surpass a certain amount. But since the ...
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VACUUM FULL fails with 'ERROR: Check free disk space'

I am using Postgres 9.4. I have a database that \l+ tells me is 164 GB. When I try to run VACUUM FULL on the database, I get this error (after many hours): ERROR: could not extend file "base/18222/...
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When is Postgres autovacuum executed

I am using an older version of Postgres (8.4.20). I know that the autovacuum process is executed frequently to free disk space of queries that deleted or updated data in tables. I have a database ...
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Why wouldn't VACUUM ANALYZE clear all dead tuples?

We run a "manual" VACUUM ANALYZE VERBOSE on some of our larger tables after we do major DELETE/INSERT changes to them. This seems to work without issue although sometimes a table's VACUUM job will run ...