Hi Olivier,

We've tried versions of Postgresql beyond 9.3, and they seem to work, but
there's always a possibility that the query plans will turn out badly.  But
this is unlikely.

The automatic vacuum operation in Postgresql has gotten much better over
time.  You do not need to pause MCF to do it, but you should expect things
to take longer while it is running.  If you do a full vacuum, however, most
operations will be blocked until it is done.

For further optimization, please let us know how many documents you are
indexing.  How big is "very large"?


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:43 AM, Olivier Tavard <
olivier.tav...@francelabs.com> wrote:

> Hi community,
> I have some questions regarding Postgresql tuning performance.
> I configured the MCF Postgresql database with the recommended parameters
> in this page : https://manifoldcf.apache.org/release/release-2.8.1/en_
> US/how-to-build-and-deploy.html#Configuring+a+PostgreSQL+database
> But maybe some sections are outdated and I would like to know if the
> recommandations are still valid for current version of MCF.
> 1) The documentation says that MCF was tested for different versions of
> PostgreSQL up to 9.3. Is it OK to run MCF with Postgresql versions beyond
> 9.3 ?
> I know that this question is often present in the mailing list but it
> would be good to know if people use it in production without problem.
> There is also the 10.0 version released few days ago, did someone already
> test it with MCF ?
> 2) Some parameters recommended for the postgresql.conf do not longer exist
> in newer versions of Postgresql like checkpoint_segments (replaced in 9.4
> version by min_wal_size
> <https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.5/static/runtime-config-wal.html#GUC-MIN-WAL-SIZE>
>  and max_wal_size
> <https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.5/static/runtime-config-wal.html#GUC-MAX-WAL-SIZE>
> ).
> Is there anything new regarding these parameters since the creation of the
> documentation ? Do you recommend new settings ?
> 3) Regarding full vacuum operation, I imagine that it is better to do this
> operation when MCF is not busy, I mean when there is no job running ? Do we
> need to pause the jobs in MCF in order to do so for example ?
> And what is the recommended frequency to perform it ? Some people say each
> month, others each day, I would be interested by your recommendation !
> We have some customers with a very large volumetry for the Windows Share
> repository connector and we try to tweak the Postgresql configuration for
> increase MCF performance.
> So it would be great to know how MCF users optimize the Postgresql
> configuration for their use.
> Thanks,
> Olivier TAVARD

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