If you’re a PostgreSQL user, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term “vacuum“. This operation plays a pivotal role in maintaining the optimal performance of your database while preventing unnecessary data bloat. In this blog, we’ll understand how vacuum works on high level, its significance, types, server parameters that influence autovacuum operations, and general FAQ’s on vacuum.
Read on to learn more about what vacuuming does and why it is important. It also turns out that there are multiple types of vacuuming.