PostgreSQL Health Check

Vettabase PostgreSQL Health Check

How confident are you in your production environment?

  • Discover your current problems.
  • Prevent future problems before they occur.

What you will get

The outcome of the Health Check is a document containing:

  • A list of all found current problems;
  • A list of potential future problems;
  • Precise recommendations on how to fix them.

The document covers all aspects of your databases:

  • Hardware or virtual machines
  • OS configuration
  • PostgreSQL configuration, replication, backups
  • Schema design (mainly indexes)
  • Most impacting queries
  • Security


The benefits of a Health Check are:

  • Discover current and potential problems.
  • Get practical recommendations that can be quickly applied, to immediately improve your database reliability or performance.
  • Understand which areas need more complex changes, and plan future work.
  • Fix mistakes and bad practices.
  • You will gain a better understanding of your database technologies.
Health Checks come with no lock-ins.
All encountered problems are explained in simple terms. Final recommendations can be applied by your team without support, if you wish so.

Next steps

Investigations on specific complex problems are not part of a Database Health Check. After we discuss your problems, we can offer support to implement solutions, but this is not part of a Database Health Check.

As mentioned before, further assistance is purely optional and not necessary to apply our recommendations.

Cost and timing

The base price for this service is 2,000 GBP, but please keep reading to understand how it can vary.

The work is articulated in two phases:

  • Metrics collection. 2 days since the moment the proper technologies have been setup.
  • Metrics analysis. 3 working days.
  • A wrap-up call, to be scheduled.

These are indicative timings. The final document’s due date will be agreed before the start of the work.

The cost and timing are higher for onsite health checks, and health checks on more than two servers.

Other factors that may increase the cost are the use of uncommon technologies or very old software versions. The reason is that this may require some research, or advise from specialists.

The cost will be agreed before the beginning of the work.

Regular Health Checks

Database workloads change over time, because applications change and the user base increases. Repeating health checks periodically is a good idea to discover problems – or potential problems – that couldn’t be foreseen some months before.

When scheduling multiple Health Checks in one year, a discount can be negotiated.

During the whole duration of the work, we will do our best to guarantee your data security and your privacy. See Consulting Policy for details.

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After a brief discussion about your current problems and needs, we will schedule a thorough analysis of your system.

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