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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
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Book Image

PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

5 (1)
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 OmniDB 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.

OmniDB is a client application that sends/receives SQL to/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.

OmniDB is designed to access PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and Oracle in one interface, though it makes sure it provides full features for the PostgreSQL database: https://github.com/OmniDB/OmniDB.

OmniDB provides a very responsive interface and is designed with full security in mind. It can be used as a desktop application, and it can also be served using a web server to be accessed by the web browser of your choice.

How to do it…

OmniDB has the standard tree-view browsing interface...