PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database with over two decades of continuous development. It is one of my favorite databases because of it’s community, functionality, and extendability. FreeBSD with built in ZFS support, jails, and several other feature is a great platfom to host your PostgreSQL instance.
If you are unfamiliar with FreeBSD, it is a operating system for your PC, server or embedded system that is free and open source.
In this article, I will go through a list of things to do after installing the operating system. In the process you will learn everyday tasks in order to maintain the OS and references to learn more that this article does not cover.
Although Windows is not my primary operating system, I do need to use it in order to get my day job done. There-fore I run Window in a VirtualBox VM. A good habit to have, and I often use is to lock my computer whenever I walk away from it. Unfortunately this can have some unexpected effects on some desktops. When focus is on the VM and using the hot keys (Windows + L) the VM will lock leaving the workstation unlocked. A quick web search didn’t reveal the correct solution so I figured I would post it.