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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)

Adding/removing schemas

Separating groups of objects is a good way of improving administration efficiency. You need to know how to create new schemas and remove schemas that are no longer required.

How to do it...

To add a new schema, issue this command:

CREATE SCHEMA sharedschema;

If you want that schema to be owned by a particular user, then you can add the following option:

CREATE SCHEMA sharedschema AUTHORIZATION scarlett;

If you want to create a new schema that has the same name as an existing user, so that the user becomes the owner, then try this:


In many database systems, the schema name is the same as that of the owning user. PostgreSQL allows schemas owned by one user to have...