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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala
Book Image

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

Stopping the server safely and quickly

There are several modes to stop the server, depending on the level of urgency. We'll do a comparison in view of the effects in each mode.

How to do it…

We provide two variants: with and without systemd. This is similar to the previous recipe, Starting the database server manually, which we'll refer to for further information. For example, what is the exact name of the systemd service unit for a given database server on a given GNU/Linux distribution?

When using systemd, you can stop PostgreSQL using the fast mode by issuing the following after having replaced SERVICEUNIT with the appropriate systemd service unit name:

sudo systemctl stop SERVICEUNIT

If systemd is not available, and you are using Debian or Ubuntu, the command is as in the following example, which applies to the default version 11 instance:

pg_ctlcluster 11 main stop -m fast

The fast mode is the default since PostgreSQL 9.5; the previous default was to use the smart mode, meaning wait for all...