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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)

Recovery of all databases

Recovery of a complete database server, including all of its databases, is an important feature. This recipe covers how to execute a recovery in the simplest way possible.

Some complexities are discussed here, though most are covered in later recipes.

Getting ready

Find a suitable server on which to perform the restore.

Before you recover onto a live server, always make another backup. Whatever problem you thought you had can get worse if you aren't prepared.

Physical backups (including Barman ones) are more efficient than logical ones, but they are subject to additional restrictions.

To be precise, a single instance of Barman can manage backups of several servers having different versions of PostgreSQL. However, when it comes to recovery, the same requirements for the PITR technology of PostgreSQL apply – in particular, the following:

  • You must recover on a server with the same hardware architecture and...