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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)

Real-time viewing using pgAdmin

You can also use a GUI tool such as pgAdmin, which we discussed for the first time in Chapter 1First Steps, to get a quick view of what is going on in the database.

Getting ready

pgAdmin4 no longer requires an extension to access PostgreSQL fully, so there is no need to install adminpack, as was required in earlier editions. If you use pgAdmin3, you may still want to install the adminpack extension in the destination database by issuing the following command:


This extension is a part of the additionally supplied modules of PostgreSQL (also known as contrib).

How to do it…

This section illustrates the pgAdmin tool.

Once you have connected to the database server, a window similar to the one shown in the following screenshot will be displayed, where you can see a general view, plus information about connections, overall activity, and...