First of all, I did pose this question first on the pgsql – admin mailing list.
And I know it is not appreciated to post across multiple mailing lists so I
Apologize in advance. I do not make it a practice to do so but, this being
A performance issue I think I should have inquired on this list first. Rest
Assured I won’t double post again.
The issue is that during a restore on a remote site, (Postgres 8.2.5)
archived logs are taking an average of 35 – 40 seconds apiece to restore.
This is roughly the same speed that they are being archived on the production
Site. I compress the logs when I copy them over, then uncompress them
During the restore using a cat | gzip –dc command. I don’t think
The bottleneck is in that command – a log typically is uncompressed and copied
In less than 2 seconds when I do this manually. Also when I pass a log
That is already uncompressed the performance improves by only about 10 percent.
A log compresses (using) gzip down to between 5.5 and 6.5 MB.
I have attempted Increases in shared_buffers (250MB to 1500MB).
Other relevant (I think) config parameters include:
------ Shared Memory Limits --------
max number of segments = 4096
max seg size (kbytes) = 4194303
max total shared memory (kbytes) = 1073741824
min seg size (bytes) = 1
------ Semaphore Limits --------
max number of arrays = 128
max semaphores per array = 250
max semaphores system wide = 32000
max ops per semop call = 32
semaphore max value = 32767
------ Messages: Limits --------
max queues system wide = 16
max size of message (bytes) = 65536
default max size of queue (bytes) = 65536
Our database size is about 130 GB. We use tar
To backup the file structure. Takes roughly about
An hour to xtract the tarball before PITR log recovery
Begins. The tarball itself 31GB compressed.
Again I apologize for the annoying double posting but
I am pretty much out of ideas to make this work.
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