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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

Moving objects between schemas

Once you've created schemas for administration purposes, you'll want to move existing objects to keep things tidy.

How to do it…

To move one table from its current schema to a new schema, use the following:

SET SCHEMA anotherschema;

If you want to move all objects, you can consider renaming the schema itself by using the following query:

ALTER SCHEMA existingschema RENAME TO anotherschema;

This only works if another schema with that name does not exist. Otherwise, you'll need to run ALTER TABLE for each table you want to move. You can use the earlier recipe in this chapter Performing actions on many tables, to achieve that.

Views, sequences, functions, aggregates, and domains can also be moved by ALTER commands with SET SCHEMA options.

How it works…

When you move tables to a new schema, all the indexes, triggers, and rules defined on those tables will also be moved to the new schema. If you've used a SERIAL data type and an implicit sequence has been...