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Re: Configuration/Tuning of server/DB

From: Thomas F(dot)O'Connell <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>
To: Reid Thompson <jreidthompson(at)earthlink(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Configuration/Tuning of server/DB
Date: 2005-03-28 15:44:49
Message-ID: 85e32fe05043b0bc0e94258bd9160024@sitening.com (view raw or flat)
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Reid,

There are a few very valuable tuning documents that are part of the  
established PostgreSQL-related literature. You don't mention which  
version of postgres you'll be running, but here are the documents  
you'll find useful:

postgresql.conf
7.4:  
http://www.varlena.com/varlena/GeneralBits/Tidbits/ 
annotated_conf_e.html
8.0: http://www.powerpostgresql.com/Downloads/annotated_conf_80.html

general tuning
http://www.varlena.com/varlena/GeneralBits/Tidbits/perf.html

-tfo

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On Mar 24, 2005, at 1:46 PM, Reid Thompson wrote:

> Using information found on the web, I've come up with some  
> configuration and tuning parameters for a server/db that we will be  
> implementing.  I was wondering if I could generate some feedback as to  
> configuration and tuning so that I could compare my estimations with  
> those of others.
>
> Host is AIX 5.1 with 4 cpu's and 4 GB ram.  Postgresql will be sharing  
> this machine with other processes.  Storage is an EMC storage array.  
> The DB itself is very simple.  Two tables, one with 40-45 columns (  
> largest column will likely contain no more than 32 chars of data ),  
> the other with less than 5 columns ( largest column will contain no  
> more than 20 chars data ).  Expected transactions will be along the  
> order of ~600K +- 100K inserts and ~600K +-200K updates per week.
>
> Thanks
>
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