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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)

Database Administration

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Writing a script that either succeeds entirely or fails entirely
  • Writing a psql script that exits on the first error
  • Using psql variables
  • Placing query output into psql variables
  • Writing a conditional psql script
  • Investigating a psql error
  • Performing actions on many tables
  • Adding/removing columns on a table
  • Changing the data type of a column
  • Changing the definition of a data type
  • Adding/removing schemas
  • Moving objects between schemas
  • Adding/removing tablespaces
  • Moving objects between tablespaces
  • Accessing objects in other PostgreSQL databases
  • Accessing objects in other foreign databases
  • Updatable views
  • Using materialized views