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Re: vacuum monitoring question

From: Kevin Kempter <kevink(at)consistentstate(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: vacuum monitoring question
Date: 2008-12-24 19:09:40
Message-ID: 200812241209.40471.kevink@consistentstate.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 24 December 2008 09:56:29 Scott Marlowe wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Kevin Kempter
>
> <kevink(at)consistentstate(dot)com> wrote:
> > Hi All;
> >
> > I'm working on a vacuum monitor script to alert us when tables start to
> > grow out of control per dead space. Initially I excluded the system
> > catalog schemas (pg_catalog, pg_toast, etc) however I wonder if maybe I
> > should monitor these as well. PLus I'm looking for any input as to
> > specifically what to look for - I've calculated a 'fill factor' which
> > shows the average page fill as a percentage but I wonder what other
> > metrics may help monitor possible problem tables effeciently..
>
> It's a good idea to keep an eye on system catalogs, especially if you
> have a fair bit of DDL going on in your usage.  I'd take a look at
> what the check_postgresql.pl script does.  No need to reproduce all
> that work on your own.

Thanks for the feedback - where can I find the check_postgresql.pl script ?


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