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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala
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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala

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 11 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. The book will introduce you to new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more to help you to understand and control, crash recovery and plan backups. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points for any database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make steady progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 11 database to help you understand roles and produce a summary of log files, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to manage your PostgreSQL 11 database efficiently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Locating the database server files

Database server files are initially stored in a location referred to as the data directory. Additional data files may also be stored in tablespaces, if any exist.

In this recipe, you will learn how to find the location of these directories on a given database server.

Getting ready

You'll need to get operating system access to the database system, which is what we call the platform on which the database runs.

How to do it...

The following are the system default data directory locations:

  • Debian or Ubuntu systems: /var/lib/postgresql/MAJOR_RELEASE/main
  • Red Hat RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora: /var/lib/pgsql/data/
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\MAJOR_RELEASE\data

MAJOR_RELEASE is composed of just one number (for release 10 and above) or by two (for releases up to 9.6).

On Debian or Ubuntu systems, the configuration files are located in /etc/postgresql/MAJOR_RELEASE/main/, where main is just the name of a database server. Other names are also possible. For the sake of...