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Re: Running on an NFS Mounted Directory

From: Dan Gorman <dgorman(at)hi5(dot)com>
To: swampler(at)noao(dot)edu
Cc: Ketema Harris <ketema(at)gmail(dot)com>,pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Running on an NFS Mounted Directory
Date: 2006-04-27 04:43:26
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We have gotten very good performance from netapp and postgres 7.4.11 .

I was able to push about 100MB/s over gigE, but that was limited by  
our netapp.

DAS will generally always be faster, but if for example you have 2  
disks vs. 100 NFS mounted ,NFS will be faster.

NFS is very reliable and I would stay away from iscsi.

Dan Gorman

On Apr 26, 2006, at 7:35 PM, Steve Wampler wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 10:06:58PM -0400, Ketema Harris wrote:
>> I was wondering if there were any performance issues with having a  
>> data
>> directory that was an nfs mounted drive?  Say like a SAN or NAS  
>> device? Has
>> anyone done this before?
> My understanding is that NFS is pretty poor in performance in general,
> so I would expect it to be particularly bad for a DB.  You might run
> some (non-DB) performance tests to get a feel for how bad it might me.
> (Someone once told me that NFS topped out at around 12MB/s, but I  
> don't
> know if that's really true [they were trying to sell a competitive
> networked filesystem]).
> In any event, you're at least limited by ethernet speeds, if not more.
> -- 
> Steve Wampler -- swampler(at)noao(dot)edu
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