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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)

Reloading the server configuration files

Some PostgreSQL configuration parameters can be changed only by reloading the entire configuration file(s).

How to do it...

There are two variants of this recipe, depending on whether you are using systemd. This is similar to the previous recipes in this chapter, and especially the Starting the database server manually recipe. More details are explained there, such as the exact names of systemd service units depending on which database server you want to reload, and which GNU/Linux distribution you are working on.

With systemd, configuration files can be reloaded with the following syntax:

sudo systemctl reload SERVICEUNIT

Here, SERVICEUNIT must be replaced with the exact name of the...