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Re: PostgreSQL NetApp and NFS

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Chris Hoover <revoohc(at)gmail(dot)com>, PGSQL Performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL NetApp and NFS
Date: 2008-03-21 03:30:01
Message-ID: 200803210330.m2L3U1T28529@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > Chris Hoover wrote:
> >> If you have any real life good or bad stories, I'd love to hear it.  Given
> >> the NetApp arrays supposedly being very good NFS platforms, overall, is this
> >> a recommended way to run PostgreSQL, or is it recommended to not run this
> >> way.
> 
> > We do have an NFS section in our documentation at the bottom of this
> > page:
> > 	http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/creating-cluster.html
> 
> Aside from what's said there, I'd note that it's a seriously bad idea
> to use a "soft mount" or any arrangement wherein it's possible for
> Postgres to be running while the NFS disk is not mounted.  Joe Conway
> can still show you the scars from learning that lesson, I believe.
> See the archives...

Do the docs need updating for this?

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