What is the postgres_real process

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rockinmyshoe, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. rockinmyshoe macrumors newbie

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  2. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Postgres is a DB product - in fact, I’ve got it running right now :)

    My proc runs as ‘postgres’ - are you running a server flavor of OSX? I believe the bundled version of PG uses the ‘postgres_real’ process handle.

    Also, if you don’t have a specific need for it, it’s taking up a few cycles for no reason.
     
  3. rockinmyshoe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did install OS X Mavericks Server. I'm trying to learn about the server so I do not run it a lot.

    hmmm, .... options. Should I kill all PG r processes? I notice heavy network use.

    I notice users _teamsse and _devicem as the biggest network hogs.
     
  4. D.T. macrumors 603

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    If they seem a little chatty you could, but if you’re just using the your server install to learn, I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

    Plus, you might want to poke around in PG :D It’s my “go to” [SQL] DB solution for projects when using open-source tools. psql from a term window will give you a PG command line interface, or something like pgAdmin (free) if you want a GUI.
     
  5. rockinmyshoe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you I think I will.

    two items i want to research 'learn' are db use, and better understanding of Activity Monitor and logging functions.
     

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