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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)

Upgrading minor releases

Minor release upgrades are released regularly by all software developers, and PostgreSQL has its share of corrections. When a minor release occurs, we bump the last number, usually by one. So the first release of a major release 10 is 10.0. The first set of bug fixes is 10.1, then 10.2, and so on.

This recipe is about moving from a minor release to minor release.

Getting ready

First, get hold of the new release, by downloading either the source or fresh binaries.

How to do it...

In most cases, PostgreSQL aims for minor releases to be simple upgrades...