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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 10 allows users to scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to these new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems that are basically the pain points for any database administrator - from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database. More importantly, the book pays special attention to topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 10 database, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will know everything you need to know to be the go-to PostgreSQL expert in your organization.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Introduction

Most people admit that backups are essential, though they also devote a very small amount of time to thinking about the topic.

The first recipe is about understanding and controlling crash recovery. You need to understand what happens if the database server crashes so that you can understand when you might need to perform a recovery operation.

The next recipe is all about planning. That's really the best place to start before you perform backups.

The physical backup mechanisms here were initially written by Simon Riggs (one of the authors of this book) for PostgreSQL 8.0 in 2004, and have been supported by him ever since, now with increasing help from the community as its popularity grows. 2ndQuadrant has also been providing database recovery services since 2004, and regrettably, many people have needed them as a result of missing or damaged backups.

It is important...