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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Hannu Krosing, Gabriele Bartolini

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The basic server configuration checklist

PostgreSQL arrives configured for use on a shared system, though many people want to run dedicated database systems. The PostgreSQL project wishes to ensure that PostgreSQL will play nicely with other server software, and will not assume that it has access to the full server resources. If you, as the system administrator, know that there is no other important server software running on this system, then you can crank up the values much higher.

Getting ready

Before we start, we need to know two sets of information:

  • We need to know the size of the physical RAM that will be dedicated to PostgreSQL
  • We need to know something about the types of applications for which we will use PostgreSQL

How to do it…

If your database ...

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