I'm working on the comparison--I think the best way to do it is to
reload the original data into a new database and compare them, so it
will take a while.

I have tuned postgresql.conf according to the page that everybody around
here seems to cite. I'll probably post back tomorrow with another set of

Also, the perl script that did several queries used lengths of 5000,
10,000 and 40,000 because those are the typical lengths I would use
(occasionally shorter).


On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 16:49, Joe Conway wrote:
> Scott Cain wrote:
> > So it is possible that if I had a fast scsi drive, the performance might
> > be better?
> Faster drives are always better ;-)
> Did you try the comparison with shorter substrings? Also, maybe not 
> related to your specific question, but have you tuned any other 
> postgresql.conf settings?
> Joe
Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                         [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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