PGSQL Phriday #010

Invitation from Alicja Kucharczyk and summary post of all submissions

Quick story! Alicja was one of two people that hoped on an impromptu video call with me a few years ago after asking for some help connecting with the PostgreSQL community on Twitter. Since then, she and others like Andreas Scherbaum (host of PGSQL Phriday #002 and PostgreSQL Person of the Week) continue to pour lots of energy into the community.

I’m thankful for their support and efforts. So many of us benefit daily from contributions like theirs!

Now, onto the challenge for this month…

The challenge from Alicja

For this month’s PGSQL Phriday, we’re focusing on pgBadger, an exceptional PostgreSQL log analyzer renowned for its swift analysis and detailed reporting capabilities. pgBadger, a handy Perl script, has time and again proven itself an indispensable tool in the realm of database health checks and troubleshooting. 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to pen an enlightening blog post about pgBadger on Friday, July 7th, 2023. 

Here are some thought-provoking questions to help guide your writing: 

  • How has pgBadger improved the performance of your PostgreSQL database? 
  • How do you leverage the reporting capabilities of pgBadger in your routine tasks? 
  • Have you encountered any challenges while using pgBadger, and how did you overcome them? 
  • Are there any unique or innovative ways in which you have used pgBadger? 
  • How do you use information from specific tabs in the pgBadger report? Is there a particular tab, like ‘Events’, ‘Vacuum’, ‘Locks’, or ‘Top’, that has provided invaluable insights? 
  • Could you describe a use case where pgBadger helped you “save the day”? 

You might find it helpful to explore the official documentationGitHub repository and this sample report as you research and write your blog post.