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PostgreSQL 13 Cookbook

By : Vallarapu Naga Avinash Kumar
Book Image

PostgreSQL 13 Cookbook

By: Vallarapu Naga Avinash Kumar

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL has become the most advanced open source database on the market. This book follows a step-by-step approach, guiding you effectively in deploying PostgreSQL in production environments. The book starts with an introduction to PostgreSQL and its architecture. You’ll cover common and not-so-common challenges faced while designing and managing the database. Next, the book focuses on backup and recovery strategies to ensure your database is steady and achieves optimal performance. Throughout the book, you’ll address key challenges such as maintaining reliability, data integrity, a fault-tolerant environment, a robust feature set, extensibility, consistency, and authentication. Moving ahead, you’ll learn how to manage a PostgreSQL cluster and explore replication features for high availability. Later chapters will assist you in building a secure PostgreSQL server, along with covering recipes for encrypting data in motion and data at rest. Finally, you’ll not only discover how to tune your database for optimal performance but also understand ways to monitor and manage maintenance activities, before learning how to perform PostgreSQL upgrades during downtime. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with the essential PostgreSQL 13 features to build enterprise relational databases.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
About Packt
Cluster Management Fundamentals

PostgreSQL is one of the most advanced and widely used open-source databases that is growing in popularity every year. While it is a relational database similar to Oracle, MySQL, or SQL Server databases, its JSON features make it stand out from some of the most widely used NoSQL databases. While it makes PostgreSQL unique in the database world, several of its techniques work slightly differently from those of other relational databases, such as MVCC implementation.

In this chapter, we shall start by learning how to install PostgreSQL 13 and initializing a data directory. We will then discuss pg_ctl and how it can be used to start and stop a PostgreSQL cluster.

We will then move on to discussing various shutdown modes available in PostgreSQL. After getting familiar with start and shutdown, we will discuss all the directories, sub-directories, and...