On Oct 5, 2006, at 12:13 PM, Paul Lathrop wrote:
I intend to deploy this system as a database server running Postgresql
8.1. The database is huge (30-40Gb) and can easily grow (it has gone as
high as 100Gb).

Oh, yes, one more thought-- your specific application, i.e. a large database, is one where running in 64-bit mode is highly likely to result in improved performance compared with running the OS in 32-bit mode. If you've got a AMD64 or EM64T capable CPU, consider installing the 64-bit version of FreeBSD instead of the normal 32-bit x86 version.


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