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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)

Auditing database access

Auditing database access is a much bigger topic than you might expect because it can cover a whole range of requirements.

Getting ready

First decide which of these you want and look at the appropriate subsection

  • What were the SQL statements executed? Auditing SQL
  • What were the tables accessed? Auditing table access
  • What were the data rows changed? Auditing data changes
  • What were the data rows viewed? Not described here, usually too much data

Auditing just SQL produces the lowest volume of audit log information, especially if you choose to log only DDL. Higher levels accumulate more information very rapidly, so you may quickly decide not to do this in practice. Read each section to understand the...