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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)

Moving objects between tablespaces

At some point, you may need to move data between tablespaces.

Getting ready

First, create your tablespaces. Once the old and new tablespaces exist, we can issue the commands to move the objects inside them.

How to do it…

Tablespaces can contain both permanent and temporary objects.

Permanent data objects include tables, indexes, and TOAST objects. We don't need to worry too much about TOAST objects because they are created in and always live in the same tablespace as their main table. So, if you alter the tablespace of a table, its TOAST objects will also move:

ALTER TABLE mytable SET TABLESPACE new_tablespace;

Indexes can exist in separate tablespaces, and moving a table leaves the indexes where they are. Don't forget to run ALTER INDEX commands as well, one for each index, as follows:

ALTER INDEX mytable_val_idx SET TABLESPACE new_tablespace;

Temporary objects cannot be explicitly moved...