> Going to Oracle does seem a bit like throwing the baby out with
> the bath water.
Especially considering the performance increase from pgsql 7.4 to 8.3
is humongous. I'd say most operations are 2 to 4 times as fast and
some operations are many 10 to 100 times faster.
But for Vivek the real, first priority is to get his 7.4.5 server
updated to the latest 7.4 version to make sure his data stays safe.