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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

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 14 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. With this book, you'll take a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. This book will get you up and running with all the latest features of PostgreSQL 14 while helping you explore the entire database ecosystem. You’ll learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points you may face as a database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, validating backups, regular maintenance, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 14 database. This will help you understand roles, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. Along with updated recipes, this book touches upon important areas like using generated columns, TOAST compression, PostgreSQL on the cloud, and much more. By the end of this PostgreSQL book, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to manage your PostgreSQL 14 database efficiently, both in the cloud and on-premise.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Using the pgAdmin4 GUI tool

Graphical administration tools are often requested by system administrators. PostgreSQL has a range of tool options. In this book, we'll cover pgAdmin4 and OmniDB.

pgAdmin4 is a client application that sends and receives SQL to and from PostgreSQL, displaying the results for you. The admin client can access many databases servers, allowing you to manage a fleet of servers. The tool works in both standalone app mode and within web browsers.

How to do it…

pgAdmin 4 is usually named just pgAdmin. The 4 at the end has a long history but isn't that important. It is not the release level; pgAdmin 4 replaces the earlier pgAdmin 3.

When you start pgAdmin, you will be prompted to register a new server. 

Give your server a name on the General tab, and then click Connection and fill in the five basic connection parameters, as well as the other information. You should uncheck...