On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, Vivek Khera wrote:

> >>>>> "AL" == Allen Landsidel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> AL> Well I had the vacuums running every 15 minutes for a while.. via a
> AL> simple cron script I wrote just to make sure no more than one vacuum
> AL> ran at once, and to 'nice' the job.. but performance on the db does
> "nice"-ing the client does nothing for the backend server that does
> the actual work.  You need to track down the PID of the backend server
> running the vacuum and renice *it* to get any effect.

Note that Tom has mentioned problems with possible deadlocks when nicing 
individual backends before, so proceed with caution here.

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