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Performance - fsync-off

From: Thomas Weholt <Thomas(at)cintra(dot)no>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Performance - fsync-off
Date: 2000-06-02 06:07:14
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I just got my Postgres-database up and running, putting in data using a
Python-script, using the latest version of the PyGres-module by
Darcy(at)druid(dot)net(dot) It works great! But insertion seems slow, even though I
just got a few indexes. How can I turn off the fsync-variable? There must be
a way to turn it off when starting the database, like postmaster -x where x
is some command-line option or a setting in a config-file etc. I haven`t
found anything in my search so far. What will this do in terms of
performance ( 1-5 times ??? ) and is it considered safe? ( I`m running Linux

How does PostgreSQL compare in terms of speed compared to other databases,
commercial products included??



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