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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)

Monitoring replication

Monitoring the status and progress of your replication is essential. We'll start by looking at the server status and then query the progress of replication.

Getting ready

You'll need to start by checking the state of your server(s).

Check whether a server is up using pg_isready or another program that uses the PQping() API call. You'll get one of the following responses:

  • PQPING_OK (return code 0): The server is running and appears to be accepting connections.
  • PQPING_REJECT (return code 1): The server is running, but is in a state that disallows connections (startup, shutdown, or crash recovery) or a standby that is not enabled with Hot Standby.
  • PQPING_NO_RESPONSE (return code 2): The...