I have a lookup table that only has 4 columns (bool, date, number, string) with 9,998,081 rows.

The CSV is relatively small (285mb), but it "blows up" when I upload it to CartoDB, I suspect, because of the other columns that CartoDB adds (the_geom, created_at, updated_at, etc).

It eats up the quota of my account and the table becomes 819.62 MB.

Would it be possible to tell CartoDB that this is just a lookup table that I'll use in joins, and I won't need these extra columns?

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I had a similar problem where datasets in CartoDB would double or triple in size. The solution was to run the command VACUUM FULL <tablename>; in the SQL console.


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