Any way to reduce disk space usage with managed Postgres?

My database is using almost 10GB. My database backup is 500MB. I understand that the backup probably doesn’t contain indexes and other information. But I feel like 10GB is pretty large and maybe there is a way to vacuum the database?

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Bobby Iliev
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February 10, 2023
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Hi there,

I could suggest trying to narrow down which database and tables are using most of the disk space. You could use the following queries:

  • Check the size of a specific database:
SELECT pg_size_pretty(pg_database_size('defaultdb'));
  • Check the size of a specific table:
SELECT pg_size_pretty( pg_total_relation_size('table_name_here') );

Let me know how it goes!



Bobby Iliev
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October 3, 2023

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned here, you can now add scalable storage to managed database clusters as shown in this video here:



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