> > iostat reports heavy disk usage? Do you know of another way to report disk activity?
> I don't know what that is. I don't have an iostat utility on the > machine. This is a Debian Linux machine. Is there a package with that > utility in it? I don't know. It must be in a package somewhere. Based on the amount of swap that is used, you probably aren't. > Many thousand 'selects' per day though. Ok.. Simple or complex? Lots of data involved in the typical query or very little? > > Please attach your postgresql.conf file. Try setting (postgresql.conf): If dealing with large amounts of data in single queries, this will help: shared_buffers = 2000 sort_mem = 8192 I'm afraid we'll need to see the actual queries (EXPLAIN ANALYZE output) to help, since you have a primarily read based system. Care to send in the most common cases?
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