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PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3
Server Administration Guide

by: The PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Paperback (6"x9"), 274 pages - New release! (now shipping - December 2010)
Retail Price: $14.95 (£9.95 in UK)
ISBN-13: 978-1-906966-07-2

About the Book

This manual is the part of the official reference documentation for the PostgreSQL RDBMS (version 9.0.1). This volume is the system administration guide, and covers the installation, configuration and maintenance of PostgreSQL database servers. Topics covered include backups, security, tuning and upgrade procedures, as well as routine tasks such as creating and deleting databases. Later chapters provide a detailed explanation of advanced PostgreSQL features, including file-based and record-based log-shipping, continuous archiving and point-in-time recovery.

The other volumes of this series are Volume 1A "The SQL Language" (ISBN 978-1-906966-04-1), Volume 1B, the "SQL Command Reference" (ISBN 978-1-906966-05-8), and Volume 2, the "Programming Guide" (ISBN 978-1-906966-06-5).

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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

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