On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:26:56 -0500
Eric Comeau <ecomeau(at)signiant(dot)com> wrote:
> This is not directly a PostgreSQL performance question but I'm hoping
> some of the chaps that build high IO PostgreSQL servers on here can help.
> We build file transfer acceleration s/w (and use PostgreSQL as our
> database) but we need to build a test server that can handle a sustained
> write throughput of 1,25 GB for 5 mins.
> Why this number, because we want to push a 10 Gbps network link for 5-8
> mins, 10Gbps = 1.25 GB write, and would like to drive it for 5-8 mins
> which would be 400-500 GB.
> Note this is just a "test" server therefore it does not need fault
Get a machine with enough RAM and run postgresql from RAM disk. Write a
start script to copy the RAM disk back to normal disk then stopping and back
to RAM disk for start.
this must be the fastest solution.
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