On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 10:18 +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > When running with PostgreSQL 7.4 on a dual-CPU Athlon MP2400+ machine 
> > with a gigabyte of RAM, running Debian Linux version, we were 
> > able to insert all this data in 5-7 minutes.  It's taken a while to 
> > install Postgres 8.0.1 on the same machine, but now I have, and it's 
> > taking 40-45 minutes to run the same insert script.  


> OK. Not-a-bug.
> Your situation is covered in the manual with some sage advice
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/static/populate.html
> It doesn't go into great lengths about all the reasons why those
> recommendations are good ones - but they are clear.

Simon, this begs the question: what changed from 7.4->8.0 to require he
modify his script?

Karim Nassar
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