A configuration parameter specifying how long vacuum should sleep if the cost limit is exceeded

vacuum_cost_delay is a  configuration parameter| determining the amount of time that the vacuum process will sleep when the specified vacuum_cost_limit has been exceeded.

vacuum_cost_delay was added in PostgreSQL 8.0.

Default value

The default value for vacuum_cost_delay is: 0 (disabled).

Change history


GUC configuration item, Vacuuming

See also

vacuum_cost_limit, autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay