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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

Using multiple schemas

We can separate groups of tables into their own namespaces, referred to as schemas by PostgreSQL. In many ways, they can be thought of as being similar to directories, though that is not a precise description.

Getting ready

Make sure you've read the Deciding on a design for multitenancy recipe so that you're certain that this is the route you wish to take. Other options exist, and they may be preferable in some cases.

How to do it…

  1.  Schemas can be easily created using the following commands:
  1. We can then create objects directly within those schemas using fully qualified names, like this:
CREATE TABLE finance.month_end_snapshot (.....)

The default schema in which an object is created is known as current_schema. We can find out which is our current schema by using the following query:

postgres=# select current_schema;

This returns an output like the following:

(1 row)
  1. When we access database objects...