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Re: Performace Optimization for Dummies

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Carlo Stonebanks <stonec(dot)register(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Performace Optimization for Dummies
Date: 2006-09-29 09:12:43
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Carlo Stonebanks wrote:
> We urgently need a major performance improvement. We are running the
> PostgreSQL 8.1.4 on a Windows 2003 x64 Server on a dual processor, 
> dual core
> 3.2Ghz Xeon box with 4gb RAM and a RAID (sorry, I don't know what 
> type) disc
> subsystem. Sorry about the long intro, but here are my questions:

Others have already drilled down to the way you do the inserts and 
statistics etc., so I'll just point out:

Are you fully utilizing all the 4 cores you have? Could you parallelize 
the loading process, if you're currently running just one client? Are 
you I/O bound or CPU bound?

Heikki Linnakangas

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