[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Andrew Sullivan) writes:
> It isn't clear to me why you think you need to do this: vacuum
> doesn't block your queries anyway.  If the idea is that you have a
> table that you'd rather TRUNCATE and not have to vacuum, however,
> that makes sense.  There are several strategies for this.  My
> colleague Chris Browne seems really to like this kind of
> functionality, and has discussed it more than once on the -general
> list.  I think you can find his detailed outlines of how to do this
> sort of thing by searching for "rotor tables".

I'd suggest looking at the section in the documentation on
Partitioning; the mechanisms there look like the Better Way these


There were some things that were Pretty Neat about rotor tables; as of
8.1, the benefits gotten from constraint propagation with partitioning
seems to make that a much more attractive way to go about things.

There are always going to be some caveats for whatever mechanism is
used to partition data; it looks like 8.1's constraint propagation
pushes preference towards using inheritance...
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