Vacuuming and analyzing is the process that removes dead rows and also updates the statistics of a table.
As of PostgreSQL 8.3, auto vacuuming (the process that runs around cleaning up tables), is on by default. If you are
creating a lot of tables and bulk loading data, the vacuumer sometimes gets in your way. One way to get around that is to
disable auto vacuuming on the tables you are currently working on and then reenable afterward.
You can also do this from the PgAdmin III management console.