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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

Using pgAdmin for DBA tasks

In this recipe, we will show you how to use pgAdmin for the administration of your database. PgAdmin is one of the two graphical interfaces that we introduced in the Using graphical administration toolsrecipe in Chapter 1First Steps; the other one is OmniDB, to which we dedicate this next recipe.

Getting ready

You should have already installed pgAdmin as part of the Using graphical administration toolsrecipe from Chapter 1First Steps, which includes website pointers. If you haven't done so, please read it now.


Remember to install pgAdmin 4, which is the last generation of the software; the previous one, pgAdmin 3, is no longer supported and hasn't been for a few years, and will give various errors on PostgreSQL 10 and above.

How to do it…

The first task of a DBA is to get access to the database, and get a first glance of its contents. In that respect, we have already seen how to create a connection, access the dashboard, and display some database statistics. We...