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Re: PostgreSQL and virtualization

From: Johann Spies <jspies(at)sun(dot)ac(dot)za>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL and virtualization
Date: 2007-08-27 09:14:03
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On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 07:28:43AM -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Arnau wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> >   I'd like to do some tests with replication, high availability, ...
> > with PostgreSQL. The problem I have is I don't have enough hardware to
> > do such tests, so I'd like to use virtualization. I'd like to do it
> > using linux. Nowadays there several products to do it Xen, Qemu, VMware,
> > ... and I don't have any experience with any of them. Anybody has tried
> > anything like this?
> Vmware server is free (as in beer) as it by far the easiest to get
> running. However, it will also be slower than Xen. If you are just
> testing, use VMWare.

You can also look at VirtualBox (  I my experience
it is as easy as VMWare and faster.


Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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      have fervent love among yourselves; for love shall  
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