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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)

Stopping the server safely and quickly

There are several modes to stop the server, depending on the level of urgency. We'll do a comparison in view of the effects in each mode.

How to do it...

We provide two variants: with and without systemd. This is similar to the previous recipe, Starting the database server manually, which we'll refer to for further information. For example, what is the exact name of the systemd service unit for a given database server on a given GNU/Linux distribution?

When using systemd, you can stop PostgreSQL using the fast mode by issuing the following after having replaced SERVICEUNIT with the appropriate systemd service unit name:

sudo systemctl stop SERVICEUNIT

If systemd is not available...