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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

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)

Using repmgr

As said before, replication is great provided it works. It works well if it's understood and works even better if it's tested. This is a great reason to use repmgr utility.

repmgr 4.0 is an open source tool designed specifically for PostgreSQL replication. To get additional information about repmgr, visit

The repmgr utility provides a command-line interface and a management process (daemon) used to monitor and manage PostgreSQL servers involved in replication. The repmgr utility easily supports more than two nodes, with automatic failover detection.

Getting ready

Install repmgr utility from binary packages on each PostgreSQL node.

Set up replication security and network access...