PDXPUG: March meeting

This month’s meeting marks the third installment in our “”Founders Series””. We’re having a special preview of the talk I’m giving at PgCon.

When: 7-9pm Thu Mar 17, 2011
Where: FreeGeek
Who: Gabrielle Roth
What: PostgreSQL Logging

Logging is an important part of your database monitoring suite, providing historical information for troubleshooting and forensic purposes: which user logged in when, what queries they ran and how long they took, when the database restarted. PostgreSQL offers different file format, message format, and message content options for logging. These options can be kind of overwhelming for the first-time user. We’ll walk through the various configuration parameters to help you figure out how to get what you need in a format that’s useful to you. Then we’ll discuss some solutions (pgFouine and friends) for extracting information from your logs.

(Green?) beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!