Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159650
database not vacuumed by default
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:06:07 EDT
Description of problem:
The postgresql install in Fedora and RHEL does not start database vacuuming of
any kind. IMHO it would be a good idea to have pg_autovacuum running by
default, configured to analyse and vacuum the tables after reasonable intervals.
Reclaiming disk space is the one area I can think of where mysql is currently
better than postgres, it would be nice to close the gap here ;)
I think this would probably be reasonable to do in PG 8.1, where autovacuum is
built into the core database. I don't have enough confidence in the external
contrib version of autovacuum to want to turn it on by default.