"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Another argument is that VACUUM FULL is a dinosaur that should probably
> go away entirely someday (a view I believe you share); it should
> therefore not be allowed to drive the design of other parts of the
> system.

Incidentally, every time it comes up we recommend using CLUSTER or ALTER
TABLE. And explaining the syntax for ALTER TABLE is always a bit fiddly. I
wonder if it would make sense to add a "VACUUM REWRITE" which just did the
same as the noop ALTER TABLE we're recommending people do anyways. Then we
could have a HINT from VACUUM FULL which suggests considering VACUUM REWRITE.

I would think this would be 8.4 stuff except if all we want it to do is a
straight noop alter table it's pretty trivial. The hardest part is coming up
with a name for it.

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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