Database Server Health Check

Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Location: Portland 252
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)

Just as regular doctor’s checkups help spot disease and chronic health problems in people before they become acute, a “health check” of your database servers will uncover and sometimes prevent database server problems before your website goes down. Vetran database server medic Josh Berkus will go through the various steps his company normally takes to make sure customer database servers are “healthy”.

A regular health check generally includes:

  • Configuration checkup
  • Hardware checkup
  • Resource usage checkup
  • OS Checkup
  • Application checkup
  • Slow query checkup

While the examples and demos in the tutorial will focus on PostgreSQL, they should be applicable to other DBMSes.

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Josh Berkus

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL. As CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., he speaks on database and open source topics all over the world, and consults on database design, performance, and open source community building. He also makes pottery and is a darned good cook.

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Shengqiong Hu
07/30/2010 7:59am PDT

Is there any ppt or pdf?

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Tarus Balog
07/21/2010 12:52am PDT

I enjoyed this tutorial. Since our product relies on a database it was great to get some understanding of the tools available to insure it was running optimally.

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Ken Eshelby
07/20/2010 2:17am PDT

Very good overview. I am an app admin/reluctant developer (opennms) and took a bunch of great approaches away for tuning my deployed db to match the app’s needs. I’m curious why so many low ratings?

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