Volunteer to build a configuration tool
2007-06-18 15:04:15 GMT
I am a Java Software architect, DBA, and project manager for the University of Illinois, Department of Web Services. We use PostgreSQL to serve about 2 million pages of dynamic content a month; everything from calendars, surveys, forms, discussion boards, RSS feeds, etc. I am really impressed with this tool.
The only major problem area I have found where PostgreSQL is really lacking is in “what should my initial configuration settings be?” I realize that there are many elements that can impact a DBA’s specific database settings but it would be nice to have a “configuration tool” that would get someone up and running better in the beginning.
This is my idea:
1) How much memory do you have?
2) How many connections will be made to the database?
3) What operating system do you use?
My web team would be very happy to develop this for the PostgreSQL project. It would have saved us a lot of time by having a configuration tool in the beginning. I am willing to make this a very high priority for my team.
Project Manager/Software Architect
Web Services at Public Affairs
University of Illinois