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I am going to design database for a large company with multiple branches. I am using PostgreSQL.

I create a single database for all branches. After 10 years, database size is too large.
I want to know, at that time, if the performance of the database is reduced or not.

Is it possible to maintain a single database for all years of data?

Thank you.
Updated 24-Feb-11 1:27am
voloda2 24-Feb-11 12:07pm    
You should provide more information. It heavily depends on data stored inside the database (such as images etc).

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Any answer is going to be subjective, but I'll try offer advice.

Why is it too large? Has performance gone out the window, or is it a disk space issue? Is the data normalized, are you using proper indexes?

Is it too large because it has been growing at the same rate, or has it suddenly experienced growth that now highlights its faults?
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