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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)

Chapter 3: Server Configuration

I get asked many questions about parameter settings in PostgreSQL. Everybody's busy, and most people want a 5-minute tour of how things work. That's exactly what a cookbook does, so we'll do our best.

Some people believe that some magical parameter settings will improve their performance and spend hours combing the pages of books to glean insights. Others feel comfortable because they have found a website somewhere that explains everything, and they know they have their database configured OK.

For the most part, the settings are easy to understand. Finding the best setting can be difficult, and the optimal setting may change over time. This chapter is mostly about knowing how, when, and where to change parameter settings.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Read the fine manual
  • Planning a new database
  • Setting configuration parameters for the database server
  • Setting configuration...