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       pmdapostgresql - PostgreSQL database PMDA


       pmdapostgresql  is a Performance Co-Pilot PMDA which extracts live performance data from a
       running PostgreSQL database server.

       Many of the staticstics available from a PostgreSQL server may not be enabled by  default.
       Refer            to            the            online            documentation           at which describes  each
       of the available parameters related to statistics collection and how to enable them.


       pmdapostgresql uses a configuration file from $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/postgresql/postgresql.conf

       This  file currently contains only one section [authentication] which specifies values for
       the following default settings:

       ·   host - hostname, [default: 'local']

       ·   port - port number, [default: '5432']

       ·   dbname - database name, [default: 'postgres']

       ·   username - username to run as and to connect to the database [default: 'postgres']

       ·   password - password to connect to the database [default: 'password']

       ·   osuser - operating system user the PMDA runs as [default: not set]

       The defaults (as above) will result in the PMDA running as the current user, using a  UNIX
       domain  socket  connection  to  the  PostgreSQL server on the localhost.  If osuser is not
       specified in the configuration file, the PMDA will  run  as  the  current  user.   A  host
       specification  of  "local"  will use a UNIX domain socket, which uses peer authentication,
       see comments in the pg_hba.conf file.  In this case, the osuser setting should probably be
       set to postgres.

       It  is  generally not necessary to alter the default configuration file for monitoring the
       local PostgreSQL server instance with a  default  server  configuration.   Note  the  port
       number  is  required  even  for  a  UNIX domain connection because it's used as the socket
       filename by the server.

       Once this is setup, you can access the names and values  for  the  postgresql  performance
       metrics by doing the following as root:

             # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/postgresql
             # ./Install

       To uninstall, do the following as root:

             # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/postgresql
             # ./Remove

       pmdapostgresql  is  launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install
       and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

       pmdapostgresql will automatically attempt to reconnect to the PostgreSQL  server  if  it's
       connection is lost - e.g. if the PostgreSQL service is restarted.


       pmdapostgresql  has  been  tested  and  verified  with  PostgreSQL server version 10.2 and
       earlier.  Later versions will probably also work correctly because  the  PMDA  probes  the
       various  performance  tables  on  start-up  to  determine  the  column  ordering.  It also
       tolerates missing or renamed tables and/or columns.


              configuration file for pmdapostgresql

           installation script for the pmdapostgresql agent

           undo installation script for the pmdapostgresql agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdapostgresql

       Note the usual/default value for $PCP_PMDAS_DIR is /var/lib/pcp/pmdas and the default  for
       $PCP_LOG_DIR is /var/log/pcp but these settings are platform dependent.


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local  values
       for  these  variables.   The  $PCP_CONF  variable  may  be  used to specify an alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).


       PCPIntro(1),   PMCD(1)   and