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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: Reasonable range for the max number of tables?
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:47:53 GMT
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Kevin Burton <> wrote:

> What's a reasonable range for the max number of tables?  We have an
> append-only table system and I've been thinking of moving them to using
> hourly / partitioned tables.

"Low Numbers of Hundreds"

> This means I can do things like easily drop older tables if I run out of
> disk space.  It also means that I can fadvise the most recent tables and
> force them into table cache.

If you have to use fadvise to do this, you are almost certainly Doing It

> But what's the max number of tables?  If I'm doing hourly tables and have
> 30 days of them this would be 720 individual tables.

Probably pushing it.


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