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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)

Checking which queries are running

In this section, we will show you how to check which query is currently running.

Getting ready

You must make sure that you are logged in as a superuser or as the same database user you want to check out. Also, ensure that the track_activities = on parameter is set (which it normally should be, being the default setting). If not, check the Updating the parameter file recipe in Chapter 3Server Configuration.

How to do it…

To see which connected users are running at this moment, just run the following code:

SELECT datname, usename, state, backend_type, query
       FROM pg_stat_activity;

This will show normal users as "client backend," but it will also show various PostgreSQL worker processes that you may not want to see. So, you could filter this using WHERE backend_type = 'client backend'.

On systems with a lot of users, you...