Just as regular doctor’s checkups help spot disease and chronic health problems in people before they become acute, a “health check” of your database servers will uncover and sometimes prevent database server problems before your website goes down. Vetran database server medic Josh Berkus will go through the various steps his company normally takes to make sure customer database servers are “healthy”.
A regular health check generally includes:
While the examples and demos in the tutorial will focus on PostgreSQL, they should be applicable to other DBMSes.
Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL. As CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., he speaks on database and open source topics all over the world, and consults on database design, performance, and open source community building. He also makes pottery and is a darned good cook.
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