Created: 2014-05-19 12:40
Updated: 2018-12-31 10:42


A tool to optimize PostgreSQL for dCache namespace or any other on line transaction processing (OLTP) workloads.

Based on information from Tuning Your PostgreSQL Server wiki page.


$ ./ >> /var/lib/pgsql/9.x/data/postgresql.conf

Example output:

$ ./
# dCache's chimera friendly configuration
# Config for 7GB memory and 100 connections
checkpoint_completion_target = 0.9
checkpoint_segments = 64
default_statistics_target = 100
effective_cache_size = 5GB
maintenance_work_mem = 496MB
max_connections = 100
shared_buffers = 1GB
synchronous_commit = off
vacuum_cost_delay = 50
wal_buffers = 16MB
wal_writer_delay = 10s
work_mem = 19MB
# other goodies
log_line_prefix = '%m <%d %u %r> %%'
log_temp_files = 0
log_min_duration_statement = 20
log_checkpoints = on
log_lock_waits = on
listen_addresses = 'localhost'

Streaming replication

The pgtune script creates a configuration stubs for streaming master-slave replication, however you still have to create corresponding recovery.conf on the slave nodes as well as adjust archive_command.

See PostgreSQL wiki on streaming replication configuration.

OS Configuration

For optimal DB performance an optimal hardware and OS configuration required. On RHEL7 based system it's ideal to use tuned profile.

Copy tuned.conf file into /etc/tuned/postgres-db-server/tuned.conf and select the profile:

$ yum install tuned
$ wget -O /etc/tuned/postgres-db-server/tuned.conf \
$ tuned-adm profile postgres-db-server

IMPORTANT: don't forget to do benchmarks defore and after.


This work is published under public domain license.

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