Kevin Grittner wrote:
>> shared_buffers = 24MB
> You should probably set that higher.
Nah. This machine is totally bored; tweaking PostgreSQL would be pointless
since it's so under-utilized.
>> archive_command = '/usr/bin/wal_archive_command.pl %p'
> It would probably be safer to pass in %f, too, and use it for the file
> name rather than plucking off the last portion of the %p -- at a
> minimum it might reduce the chances that you'd use that technique in
> restore_command, where it flat out won't work.
Nah. Our Perl code is pretty robust; we use the File::Spec module to split
apart path names and that's safe.
The restore_command is robust (wrapped):
restore_command = '/usr/share/canit/failover/libexec/canit-failover-pg-standby.pl \
-s 2 -t /var/backups/postgres/initiate-failover /var/backups/postgres/wal/ %f %p %r'
>> autovacuum = off
> Be very careful if you choose to do this -- you've just made yourself
> responsible for preventing bloat which can slowly strangle
As I said, the server is completely under-utilized. Nightly vacuum
takes about 7 minutes:
Oct 26 2009 21:56:53 DETAIL: A total of 29184 page slots are in use (including overhead).
Oct 26 2009 21:56:53 29184 page slots are required to track all free space.
> There are a few setting which should almost always be overridden for
> production use. You might want to read this for a start:
I doubt any of those settings is causing the problem. The one setting
that I *do* suspect is the archive_timeout. We don't have that set on
other systems, and they do not exhibit the problem. I tried looking
at the PostgreSQL source to see if a log switch requested because of
archive_timeout could somehow result in the WAL file being changed
during execution of archive_command, but I'm completely unfamiliar
with the Pg source code and quickly got lost. :-(
I'm going to leave the system for a few days and see how many SHA1
mismatches I get. Then I'm going to disable archive_timeout and see
if that changes anything.
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