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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)

How many tables are there in a database?

The number of tables in a relational database is a good measure of the complexity of a database, so it is a simple way to get to know any database.

In this recipe, we will show you how to compute the number of tables.

How to do it...

From any interface, type the following SQL command:

SELECT count(*) FROM information_schema.tables
WHERE table_schema NOT IN ('information_schema',

You can also look at the list of tables directly, and judge whether the list is a small or large number.

In psql, you can see your own tables by using the following command:

postgres@ebony:~/10.2/main$ psql -c "\d"
List of relations
Schema | Name | Type ...