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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 OmniDB for DBA tasks

Like pgAdmin, OmniDB was introduced first in Chapter 1, First Steps, as part of the Using graphical administration tools recipe. This recipe shows how it can be used to carry out some database administration tasks.

Getting ready

You should read the recipe we mentioned previously, if you haven't done so already, to get started with OmniDB.

How to do it...

Let's begin by opening the database and looking inside it:

  1. You will already have a connection to your local database; if you haven't, you can create one by selecting New Connection in the Connections tab. This adds a new row with mostly empty fields, which you can fill before selecting Save Data:

If you open one of your connections, you can access the corresponding database server through the familiar tree view, with a right-click interface that, like pgAdmin, opens a set of available actions on that particular object.


  1. Here is an example where we operate on a column of a table:
  1. More generally, OmniDB offers graphical...