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PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance by Gregory Smith

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Windows monitoring tools

The monitoring tools available on Windows have a slightly different balance of strengths and weaknesses compared to the traditional UNIX ones. You can't easily run them directly from the command line, and there are some additional steps required before any data can be saved. On the upside, the graphing capabilities are fully integrated.

Task Manager

The simplest way to monitor what's happening live on a Windows server is to use the Task Manager, available by right-clicking on the Start bar or by hitting Control + Shift + Escape. This provides a similar view to the UNIX top utility.

Sysinternals tools

Another more powerful option is to download the Process Explorer and Process Monitor programs from the Sysinternals toolkit; ...

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