Tutorial - How to automatically provide maintenance for PostgreSQL db as default engine for OpenLAB ECM XT

Discussion created by majkee on Aug 12, 2020

Dear community,


unfortunately Agilent does not provide official tutorial for automatic maintenance PostgreSQL database as a default database engine for OpenLAB ECM XT (or Content Management). I would like to share unofficial recommendation how we can automatically run Vacuum and Reindex databases on weekly base allows us to get faster performance of client-server system in time.


PostgreSQL installation on Windows environment has default installation path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PostgreSQL-9.3\bin\ folder. We can find here vacuumdb.exe and reindexdb.exe scripts which provide functionality we needs.


You can create, for example maintenance_script.bat file to this folder and specify which databases should be maintained and how. This file can contains:

vacuumdb --analyze -d OLSharedServices -U postgres
reindexdb -d OLSharedServices -U postgres

vacuumdb --analyze -d DataStore -U postgres
reindexdb -d DataStore -U postgres 


Next step is to modify external file pgpass.conf where you specify password to your databases, default path: C:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Roaming\postgresqlpgpass.conf. Add this line:




Now, you can create basic task in Windows Task Scheduler and set period:




This should be normally covered by customer's IT, but sometimes in real world there is no other way and you should do it yourself in laboratory. Hope it helps someone.