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Re: [SQL] What is the recommended machine configuration?

From: pierre(at)desertmoon(dot)com
To: reina(at)nsi(dot)edu (G(dot) Anthony Reina)
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [SQL] What is the recommended machine configuration?
Date: 1998-08-05 20:52:40
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> 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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