Configuring PostgreSQL for scaling (FREE SELF)
In this section, you are guided through configuring a PostgreSQL database to be used with GitLab in one of our reference architectures.
Choose one of the following PostgreSQL configuration options:
Standalone PostgreSQL for Linux package installations
This setup is for when you have installed GitLab by using the Linux package (CE or EE), to use the bundled PostgreSQL having only its service enabled.
Read how to set up a standalone PostgreSQL instance for Linux package installations.
Provide your own PostgreSQL instance
Read how to set up an external PostgreSQL instance.
PostgreSQL replication and failover for Linux package installations (PREMIUM SELF)
This setup is for when you have installed GitLab using the Linux Enterprise Edition (EE) package.
All the tools that are needed like PostgreSQL, PgBouncer, and Patroni are bundled in the package, so you can use it to set up the whole PostgreSQL infrastructure (primary, replica).
Read how to set up PostgreSQL replication and failover for Linux package installations.