Bug 524 - vacuum cleaner script
vacuum cleaner script
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postgresql (Show other bugs)
5.2
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1998-12-18 18:20 EST by borgia
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-29 23:07:07 EST
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Description borgia 1998-12-18 18:20:52 EST
a postgres-vacuum script in /etc/cron.weekly is recommended:

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#!/bin/bash

su postgres -c "for database in /var/lib/pgsql/base/* ; do
psql -c "vacuum" -d \${database##/var/lib/pgsql/base/} -q ;
done"
exit 0
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[!!!reported for RH 5.0!!!]
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-23 10:49:59 EST
This is a suggestion for a product improvement.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1998-12-29 23:07:59 EST
Doing a vacuum on the databases is a action that only the DBA
administrator should decide on. We can not set things to arbitrarily
clean the transaction logs from the database. Due to the high risk of
destroying extremely valuable data, we will not change.

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