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Re: shared_buffers

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "George Sexton" <georges(at)mhsoftware(dot)com>, <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: shared_buffers
Date: 2010-02-22 15:23:00
Message-ID: 4B824CF4020000250002F45E@gw.wicourts.gov (view raw or flat)
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"George Sexton" <georges(at)mhsoftware(dot)com> wrote:
 
> Could someone please explain what the role of shared buffers is?
 
This Wiki page might be useful to you:
 
http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Tuning_Your_PostgreSQL_Server
 
The short answer (from that page) is:
 
"The shared_buffers configuration parameter determines how much
memory is dedicated to PostgreSQL use for caching data."
 
-Kevin

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