I shaved off 40 GB from the mastodon.social database just by using pg_repack on indexes tonight.
Thank you very much, you are the best
@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 Ah, so you're starting the year with a thorough cleaning of the house. Quite respectable.
@Gargron I guess now you've made it automatic
@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 Next Hogmanay come for a ceilidh instead :)
Bliadhna Ur Mhath
@gargron "Eugen used this one weird trick to reduce the size of his PostgreSQL database by 40 GB! Hosting vendors hate him!!"
start the year off right, start the year’s mastodon off light
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