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Re: Postgres Performance

From: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
To: Aftab Alam <aalam(at)tsrdarashaw(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres Performance
Date: 2008-03-20 22:13:49
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Aftab Alam wrote:
> Dear All,
>             I am using postgres 7.0 with linux with 15 GB of database 
> & 3 gb of RAM.
> Can anyone suggest what is the best setting for postgres. I am using 
> postgres as web db.
I'm going to assume/hope that you mean 8.0. Even then, you would be well 
advised to upgrade. 8.0 is over three years old and no amount of tuning 
will make it as fast as the newer releases.

Then look at

The Varlena articles are good even if dated. After reading a few pages 
and trying a bit of experimentation, check back with unanswered 
questions. Nobody can recommend a "best setting" without a thorough 
understanding of your workload. Or even if they do - 
guidelines/suggestions is the best you will find.


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