I shaved off 40 GB from the mastodon.social database just by using pg_repack on indexes tonight.
@Gargron How big are the database and media directories in total? What size of server is required to host a community like mastodon.social?
@Gargron at work we have an intense INSERT/UPDATE’ activity on the core DB so we must rebuild indexes every week to ensure performance and mitigate storage waste.
@gargron "Eugen used this one weird trick to reduce the size of his PostgreSQL database by 40 GB! Hosting vendors hate him!!"
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