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PostgreSQL Reference Manual (version 8.2.4) - Volume 3
Server Administration Guide

by: The PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Paperback (6"x9"), 204 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $24.95 (£13.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-4-3 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-4-7)

About the Book

This manual is the part of the official reference documentation for the PostgreSQL RDBMS (version 8.2.4). This volume covers PostgreSQL server administration topics, including configuration, backups and security.

The authors of this manual are the developers of PostgreSQL.

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As of October 2015 the total amount donated is $4,611 from the sale of this and other volumes.

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Table of Contents

  1. Publisher's Preface
  2. Server Administration
  3. Installation Instructions
  4. Client-Only Installation on Windows
  5. Operating System Environment
  6. Server Configuration
  7. Database Roles and Privileges
  8. Managing Databases
  9. Client Authentication
  10. Localization
  11. Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
  12. Backup and Restore
  13. High Availability and Load Balancing
  14. Monitoring Database Activity
  15. Monitoring Disk Usage
  16. Reliability and the Write-Ahead Log
  17. Regression Tests
  18. Index