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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)

Checking whether a computer is connected

Often, several different processes may connect as the same database user. In that case, you may actually want to know whether there is a connection from a specific computer.

How to do it...

You can get this information from the pg_stat_activity view, as it includes the connected clients' IP address, port, and hostname (where applicable). The port is only needed if you have more than one connection from the same client computer and you need to do further digging to see which process there connects to which database. Run the following command:

SELECT datname, usename, client_addr, client_port,
application_name FROM pg_stat_activity;

The client_addr and client_port parameters...