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Hi, I've imported the planet file on my system about 8 months ago and would like to update my database now.

My question: Should I update my database with osmosis & osm2pgsql with --append or rather do a new full import with the latest planet file? Which way is better/faster/less complicated?

The first planet import took about 25 hours (42GB planet-file). Latest planet-file now is 45GB.


asked 11 Jun '19, 17:52

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Trying to update your 8-month-old data is going to take vastly longer than a full re-import. As a rule of thumb, as soon as you're more than 2 weeks out of date, a new import is usually faster. Only reason to try an update would be if you cannot afford the database to be down for 1.5 days - but running an 8-month update will likely make your database veeeery slow for 15 days ;)

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answered 12 Jun '19, 12:59

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