Thanx, I will try out that recommendation.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Richard Neill <rn214(at)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk> wrote:
> **Rod MacNeil wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a server running CentOS5 with 6gb of memory that will run postgres
>> 8.3 exclusively.
>> I would like to allocate 4gb of the memory to shared buffers for postgres.
> It might be worth pausing at this point:
> The various postgresql tuning guides usually suggest that on a dedicated
> system, you should give postgres about 1/4 of the RAM for shared buffers,
> while telling it that the effective_cache_size = 1/2 RAM.
> Postgres will make good use of the OS cache as a file-cache - the
> "effective_cache_size" setting is advisory to postgres that it can expect
> about this much data to be in RAM.
> Also, If you are setting up a new system, it's probably worth going for
> 8.4.2. Postgres is relatively easy to build from source.
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