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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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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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Should I manually VACUUM my PostgreSQL database if autovacuum is turned on?

I use software which makes a big PostgreSQL database (there is a table with a million rows in it) and the developers says I should VACUUM and ANALYZE periodically. But the PostgreSQL database default ...
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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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I need to run VACUUM FULL with no available disk space

I have one table that is taking up close to 90% of hd space on our server. I have decided to drop a few columns to free up space. But I need to return the space to the OS. The problem, though, is ...
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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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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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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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postgresql cannot drop a table when autovacuum holds lock on it

Autovacuuming process holds RowExclusiveLock and ShareUpdateExclusiveLock on the table, which I want to drop. I read that autovacuum should be canceled automatically, when submitting DROP TABLE ...
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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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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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Partial vacuum and whole table vacuum

From postgresql document, I know vacuum can skip pages that are already marked in visibility map, so vacuum progress only vacuum pages which requires vacuum,and we call this partival vacuum; ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aggressive Autovacuum on PostgreSQL

I'm trying to get PostgreSQL to aggressively auto vacuum my database. I've currently configured auto vacuum as follows: autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay = 0 #Turn off cost based vacuum ...
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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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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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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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PostgreSQL unexplained table bloat

I have a table in a Postgres 8.2.15 database. The table bloated to almost 25GB but after running vacuum full and cluster the table size was dramatically smaller, well under 1GB. A few weeks later ...
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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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Will insert and update wait while a table is being vacuumed?

I want to vacuum a table in PostgreSQL version 9.1 which will take between 10 to 12 minutes. This needs to be done in real-time, in production use. I just want to know that if any INSERT or UPDATE ...
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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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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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Busy table is not getting vacuumed

We're using Postgres 9.2 on Windows to store low-frequency timeseries data: we're inserting around 2000 rows per second every second 24 hours, 7 days a week with no downtime. There is a DELETE that ...
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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 ...
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For alignment optimized table is bigger than original table - why?

In another question I learned that I should optimize the layout from one of my tables to save space and have better performance. I did this, but ended up with a larger table than before and ...
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How do databases deal with file system fragmentation?

Especially analytic databases that try to optimize for queries that scan large portions of tables instead of randomly accessing specific rows. For example Redshift has a concept of a sort key that, ...
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Postgres table growing on massive updates

I have an issue with my postgres database, I'm running massive update queries (1000 per second) to a single table (with 3000 entries) and I can see that the size of that table is growing and growing ...
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Amazon Redshift VACUUM error

I'm trying to run vacuum delete only on a table with big amount of columns (800+) and 4 million rows. I know it's recommended to use deep copy instead, but still am wondering if running vacuum is ...
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Does postgres efficiently re-use space from deleted rows?

From the docs: In PostgreSQL, an UPDATE or DELETE of a row does not immediately remove the old version of the row [...] But eventually, an outdated or deleted row version is no longer of interest ...
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PostgreSQL 9.1: vacuumdb vs. autovacuum

Have a question on the difference between just allowing autovacuum to take care of vacuum'ing or having to run a full db vacuum in a certain interval (every night?, every week?). We used to run a ...
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Postgresql 9.2 - Auto vacuum running continuously for 18+ hours

I currently have a table that is updated daily (easily 20%+ rows are updated, all floats/integers) and the vacuum is kicking off and running for more than 18 hours. There are 19 million rows total. ...
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Vacuum vs Auto Vacuum

I am trying to find answers for my below few queries which will help me in fine tuning my postgres DB. I did some googling but was not able to find answer. 1) Out of vacuum or Auto vacuum which is ...