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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

Actions for heavy users of temporary tables

If you are a heavy user of temporary tables in your applications, then there are some additional actions that you may need to perform.

How to do it…

There are four main things to check, which are as follows:

  • Make sure you run VACUUM on system tables or enable autovacuum to do this for you.
  • Monitor running queries to see how many temporary files are active and how large they are.
  • Tune the memory parameters. Think about increasing the temp_buffers parameter, but be careful not to over-allocate memory by doing so.
  • Separate the temp table's I/O. In a query-intensive system, you may find that reads/writes to temporary files exceed reads/writes on permanent data tables and indexes. In this case, you should create new tablespace(s) on separate disks, and ensure that the temp_tablespaces parameter is configured to use the additional tablespace(s).

How it works…

When we create a temporary table, we insert entries into the pg_class, pg_type, and pg_attribute catalog...