July 6th, 2011 by depesz | Tags: , , , , , , , | 20 comments »

For various reasons, and in various cases, bloat happens. Theoretically autovacuum protects us all, but sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes someone disables it, or mis-configures, or bad planet alignment happens, and we end up in deep bloat. What to do then? Vacuum? ...

Some time ago Josh Berkus wrote about possible changes in VACUUM FULL. Now these changes came to life. By now, I mean 6th of January, when Takahiro Itagaki committed his patch: Log Message: ----------- Support rewritten-based full vacuum as VACUUM FULL. Traditional VACUUM FULL was ...