Question

Can I "tune" my instance to my needs?

Posted April 16, 2020 442 views
DigitalOcean Managed PostgreSQL Database

Some of my Postgres needs are different from others. Sometimes I need a Postgres cluster for web application purposes, which means lots of connections each with limited cpu and memory needs. Other times, I may need a Postgres cluster for analytical purposes, which means fewer connections each with greater cpu and memory access.

Typically, when managing this infrastructure on my own, I would modify default values for sharedbuffers, effectivecachesize, maintenanceworkmem, workmem etc. to suit my specific needs. I am wondering if it is possible to manage the configuration in Digital Ocean’s managed Postgres clusters. Thanks!

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Hi @dmitrent,

In the Postgres managed database, some configuration/optimization options can be explored to optimize the current Postgres database.

If you run into optimization that requires superuser privileges; you can open a support ticket with digitalocean to make changes from the backend.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/support/

Note: Few database variables values have a dependency, due to the nature of the managed database and won’t be modifiable.

Regards,
Rajkishore