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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)

Moving objects between schemas

Once you've created schemas for administration purposes, you'll want to move existing objects to keep things tidy.

How to do it…

To move one table from its current schema to a new schema, use the following command:

SET SCHEMA anotherschema;

If you want to move all objects, you can consider renaming the schema itself by using the following query:

ALTER SCHEMA existingschema RENAME TO anotherschema;

This only works if another schema with that name does not exist. Otherwise, you'll need to run ALTER TABLE for each table you want to move. You can follow the Performing actions on many tables recipe, earlier in this chapter, to achieve that.

Views, sequences, functions, aggregates, and domains can also be moved by ALTER commands with SET SCHEMA options.

How it works…

When you move tables to a new schema, all the indexes, triggers, and rules that...