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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)

Real-time viewing using pgAdmin or OmniDB

You can also use a GUI tool such as pgAdmin or OmniDB, which we discussed first in Chapter 1, First Steps to get a quick view of what is going on in the database.

Getting ready

If you use pgAdmin, for better control you need to install the adminpack extension in the destination database by issuing this command:


This extension is a part of the additionally supplied modules of PostgreSQL (aka contrib). It provides several administration functions that pgAdmin (and other tools) can use in order to manage, control, and monitor a Postgres server from a remote location.