PostgreSQL Performance Tuning

Well I have had my head buried in Postgres tuning parameters today. There are so many different options to look at and no real definitive guidelines out there, and to make matters worse you can really impede performance with incorrect tuning parameters which is probably counter productive if your interested in tuning for performance :-).

I have read a lot of blog posts and articles today and will list the ones I found most helpful below.

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OpenSUSE AutoYast/AutoInstall Howto Part 3

OpenSUSE and SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) both come with AutoYaST which is a very powerful tool that allows administrators to quickly and easily deploy servers that have an identical configuration for rapid server deployment.

In this three part series we will explore creating a repository for use with multiple systems, creating and customizing the AutoInstall file, and finally running through an install procedure.

Part 3 – Putting it all together and installing a server

In this part we will look at running through a machine install making use of our newly created repository and AutoInstall file.

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OpenSUSE AutoYast/AutoInstall Howto Part 2

OpenSUSE and SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) both come with AutoYaST which is a very powerful tool that allows administrators to quickly and easily deploy servers that have an identical configuration for rapid server deployment.

In this three part series we will explore creating a repository for use with multiple systems, creating and customizing the AutoInstall file, and finally running through an install procedure.

Part 2 – Creating and Customizing the AutoInstall file

In this part we will look at creating an AutoInstall file for use with AutoYast.

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LJRandomOrRecent – My First WordPress Plugin :-)

I have just finished writing my first wordpress plugin. It is called LJ Random or Recent and it adds a widget that allows you to replace the Recent Posts widget with a little more functionality.

You can specify to show either Random Posts or Recent Posts depending on the type of page (ie, Single Post, Page, Category, Tag).

The plugin is currently awaiting approval over at wordpress.org, but hopefully it will appear in the plugin directory very shortly.

You can download it from here in the mean time.

Check it out LJ Random Or Recent