> We are planning to dedicate a new Pentium II/400 MHz with Red Hat Linux
> exclusively to our Postgres database. The database size is several
> hundred megs. I have been told that the more RAM I have for the machine,
> the faster I'll be able to access the data. Does anyone have any
> recommendations on the amount of RAM that would be optimal? If you had
> to set up the ideal system to run a Postgres database of, let's say, 1
> Gig in size (spread across 10 tables), how would you allocate it in
> terms of processor, OS, RAM, hard disk space, etc.?
I'm not much of an expert but the system I'm putting together has between 15-20
tables, comprising about 250k rows totaling about 1.5-2GB of disk space.
Right now I'm running under BSDi 3.0 with 128MB RAM on a PPRO 200. Performance
is great...almost no issues....
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