Which tables should be auto vacuumed or auto analyzed – UPDATE

Some time ago I wrote blogpost which showed how to list tables that should be autovacuumed or autoanalyzed.

Query in there had one important problem – it didn't take into account per-table settings.

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Which tables should be auto vacuumed or auto analyzed?

Recently I was in a situation where autovacuum couldn't keep up with changes. To solve the problem I finally decided to manually vacuum analyze all tables (manual vacuum/analyze is faster than one ran by autovacuum daemon).

But it irritated me that I didn't have ready way to check which tables are waiting for autovacuum to work on them.

So, I wrote it.

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Allow vacuum command to process indexes in parallel.

On 20th of January 2020, Amit Kapila committed patch:

Allow vacuum command to process indexes in parallel.
 
This feature allows the vacuum to leverage multiple CPUs in order to
process indexes.  This enables us to perform index vacuuming and index
cleanup with background workers.  This adds a PARALLEL option to VACUUM
command where the user can specify the number of workers that can be used
to perform the command which is limited by the number of indexes on a
table.  Specifying zero as a number of workers will disable parallelism.
This option can't be used with the FULL option.
 
Each index is processed by at most one vacuum process.  Therefore parallel
vacuum can be used when the table has at least two indexes.
 
The parallel degree is either specified by the user or determined based on
the number of indexes that the table has, and further limited by
max_parallel_maintenance_workers.  The index can participate in parallel
vacuum iff it's size is greater than min_parallel_index_scan_size.
 
Author: Masahiko Sawada and Amit Kapila
 
Mahendra Singh and Sergei Kornilov
 
Discussion:
https://postgr.es/m/CAD21AoDTPMgzSkV4E3SFo1CH_x50bf5PqZFQf4jmqjk-C03BWg@mail.gmail.com
https://postgr.es/m/CAA4eK1J-VoR9gzS5E75pcD-OH0mEyCdp8RihcwKrcuw7J-Q0+w@mail.gmail.com

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Add support for –jobs in reindexdb

On 27th of July 2019, Michael Paquier committed patch:

Add support for --jobs in reindexdb
 
When doing a schema-level or a database-level operation, a list of
relations to build is created which gets processed in parallel using
multiple connections, based on the recent refactoring for parallel slots
in src/bin/scripts/.  System catalogs are processed first in a
serialized fashion to prevent deadlocks, followed by the rest done in
parallel.
 
This new option is not compatible with --system as reindexing system
catalogs in parallel can lead to deadlocks, and with --index as there is
no conflict handling for indexes rebuilt in parallel depending in the
same relation.
 
Author: Julien Rouhaud
 
Discussion: https://postgr.es/m/CAOBaU_YrnH_Jqo46NhaJ7uRBiWWEcS40VNRQxgFbqYo9kApUsg@mail.gmail.com

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Waiting for PostgreSQL 12 – Allow VACUUM to be run with index cleanup disabled.

On 4th of April 2019, Robert Haas committed patch:

Allow VACUUM to be run with index cleanup disabled.
 
 
This commit adds a new reloption, vacuum_index_cleanup, which
controls whether index cleanup is performed for a particular
relation by default.  It also adds a new option to the VACUUM
command, INDEX_CLEANUP, which can be used to override the
reloption.  If neither the reloption nor the VACUUM option is
used, the default is true, as before.
 
Masahiko Sawada, reviewed and tested by Nathan Bossart, Alvaro
Herrera, Kyotaro Horiguchi, Darafei Praliaskouski, and me.
The wording of the documentation is mostly due to me.
 
Discussion: http://postgr.es/m/CAD21AoAt5R3DNUZSjOoXDUY=naYPUOuffVsRzuTYMz29yLzQCA@mail.gmail.com

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Waiting for 9.6 – Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.

On 2nd of September, Teodor Sigaev committed patch:

Allow usage of huge maintenance_work_mem for GIN build.
 
Currently, in-memory posting list during GIN build process is limited 1GB
because of using repalloc. The patch replaces call of repalloc to repalloc_huge.
It increases limit of posting list from 180 millions
(1GB / sizeof(ItemPointerData)) to 4 billions limited by maxcount/count fields
in GinEntryAccumulator and subsequent calls. Check added.
 
Also, fix accounting of allocatedMemory during build to prevent integer
overflow with maintenance_work_mem > 4GB.
 
Robert Abraham <robert.abraham86@googlemail.com> with additions by me

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Waiting for 8.5 – VACUUM FULL change

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:
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Support rewritten-based full vacuum as VACUUM FULL. Traditional
VACUUM FULL was renamed to VACUUM FULL INPLACE. Also added a new
option -i, --inplace for vacuumdb to perform FULL INPLACE vacuuming.
 
Since the new VACUUM FULL uses CLUSTER infrastructure, we cannot
use it for system tables. VACUUM FULL for system tables always
fall back into VACUUM FULL INPLACE silently.
 
Itagaki Takahiro, reviewed by Jeff Davis and Simon Riggs.

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