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Re: blobs

From: Steve Holdoway <steve(dot)holdoway(at)firetrust(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: blobs
Date: 2007-01-31 23:33:24
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Availability of hardware monitoring software, and my personally being sick of things falling over. I have to run Mysql 4.0 on this server at the moment, and wasn't prepared to take the risk (:

Maybe by the time we implement, 64 bit will be reliable enough.


On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:25:08 +1100
"Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au> wrote:

> I don't know about your table question, but may I ask why you're running
> 32-bit when you have dual Xeon processors?
> I have dual Xeon's in my DWH, and I used to run 32-bit which I upgraded to
> 64-bit over Christmas. We run a nightly import to that database which used
> to take around 5 hours which now completes in less than 1 hour.
> Many of our large queries also run much faster - the only thing I did was
> reload the box with RedHat ES 4 64-bit instead of 32-bit.
> My 2.2 cents (Aust. GST inclusive!)
> Cheers,
> -p
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> Subject: [ADMIN] blobs
> I'm got the enviable task of redesigning an MySQL based project from
> scratch. We need a proper rdbms for this project, and I want to use PG 8.2.
> The table I'm concerned with at the moment have (currently) 5 million rows,
> with a churn of about 300,000 rows a week. The table has about a million
> hits a day, which makes it the main potential bottleneck in this database.
> We need to store some large ( 0 -> 100kB ) data with each row. Would you
> recommend adding it as columns in this table, given that blobs will be
> stored in the pg_largeobject table anyway, or would you recommend a daughter
> table for this?
> Any other suggestions on how to avoid performance problems with this table (
> hardware is dual Xeon, 4GB mem, 2 hardware raid channels for storage + 1 for
> logs, all running debian 32 bit ).
> Cheers,
> Steve
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