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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)

Server Control

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Starting the database server manually
  • Stopping the server safely and quickly
  • Stopping the server in an emergency
  • Reloading the server configuration files
  • Restarting the server quickly
  • Preventing new connections
  • Restricting users to only one session each
  • Pushing users off the system
  • Deciding on a design for multitenancy
  • Using multiple schemas
  • Giving users their own private database
  • Running multiple servers on one system
  • Setting up a connection pool
  • Accessing multiple servers using the same host and port