I configured OpenSolaris on our OpenSolaris Machine. Specs:
2x Quad 2.6 Ghz Xeon
64 GB of memory
16x 15k5 SAS
The filesystem is configured using ZFS, and I think I have found a
configuration that performs fairly well.
I installed the standard PostgreSQL that came with the OpenSolaris disk
(8.3), and later added support for PostGIS. All fime.
I also tried to tune postgresql.conf to maximize performance and also
Since PostgreSQL is the only thing running on this machine, we want it
to take full advantage of the hardware. For the ZFS cache, we have 8 GB
reserved. The rest can be used by postgres.
The problem is getting it to use that much. At the moment, it only uses
almost 9 GB, so by far not enough. The problem is getting it to use
more... I hope you can help me with working config.
Here are the parameters I set in the config file:
shared_buffers = 8192MB
work_mem = 128MB
maintenance_work_mem = 2048MB
max_fsm_pages = 204800
max_fsm_relations = 2000
Database is about 250 GB in size, so we really need to have as much data
as possible in memory.
I hope you can help us tweak a few parameters to make sure all memory
will be used.
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