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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 10 allows users to scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to these new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems that are basically the pain points for any database administrator - from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database. More importantly, the book pays special attention to topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 10 database, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will know everything you need to know to be the go-to PostgreSQL expert in your organization.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Monitoring and tuning vacuum

If you're currently waiting for a long running vacuum (or autovacuum) to finish, go straight to the How to do it... section.

If you've just had a long running vacuum then you may want to think about setting a few parameters.

Getting ready

autovacuum_max_workers should always be set to more than 2. Setting it too high may not be very useful, so be careful.

Setting vacuum_cost_delay too high is counterproductive. VACUUM is your friend, not your enemy, so delaying it until it doesn't happen at all just makes things worse.

maintenance_work_mem should be set to anything up to 1 GB, according to how much memory you can allocate to this task at this time.

Let's watch what happens when...