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Log Analysis by Hand in Postgres

Laetitia Avrot looks at the logs:

If you’re one of my customers, you might know how I insist on monitoring your Postgres logs and digging into them to find precious insights on what’s going on with your Postgres. For a long time now, there is pgBadger. For PGSQL Phriday #010, Alicja asks us to focus on pgBadger.

You might be surprised to find out I am not using pgBadger. I will explain why later, but keep assured that I do think pgBadger is a good tool. It will help DBAs get better performance and follow how their instance is doing before there is a very bad problem.

Click through for Laetitia’s reasons as well as an alternative way of analyzing log files.