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Re: PostgreSQL Configuration Tool for Dummies

From: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)uiuc(dot)edu>
To: "Y Sidhu" <ysidhu(at)gmail(dot)com>,<pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Configuration Tool for Dummies
Date: 2007-06-19 17:53:41
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Yudhvir,

I completely agree.  I was just putting together a similar email.

 

Thanks,

 

Lance Campbell

Project Manager/Software Architect

Web Services at Public Affairs

University of Illinois

217.333.0382

http://webservices.uiuc.edu

 

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From: pgsql-performance-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
[mailto:pgsql-performance-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Y Sidhu
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:49 PM
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] PostgreSQL Configuration Tool for Dummies

 

 

On 6/19/07, Francisco Reyes <lists(at)stringsutils(dot)com> wrote:

Campbell, Lance writes:

> Francisco and Richard,
> Why ask about disk or raid?  How would that impact any settings in
> postgresql.conf?

If the user has 2 disks and says that he will do a lot of updates he
could 
put pg_xlog in the second disk.


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Let's not ask about disk or raid at this level of sanity tuning. It is
important for a newbie to take the right first step. When it comes to
disks, we start talking I/O, SATA, SCSI and the varying degrees of SATA
and SCSI, and controller cards. Then we throw in RAID and the different
levels therein. Add to that, we can talk about drivers controlling these
drives and which OS is faster, more stable, etc. As you can see, a
newbie would get drowned. So, please keep it simple. I know many people
on this list are Gurus. We know you are the best in this field, but we
are not and are just trying to improve what we have.

-- 
Yudhvir Singh Sidhu
408 375 3134 cell 

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