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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)

Backups of database object definitions

Sometimes, it's useful to get a dump of the object definitions that make up a database. This is useful for comparing what's in the database against the definitions in a data- or object-modeling tool. It's also useful to make sure that you can recreate objects in the correct schema, tablespace, and database with the correct ownership and permissions.

How to do it…

There are several important commands to note here.

  • The basic command to dump the definitions for every database of your PostgreSQL instance is as follows:
    pg_dumpall --schema-only > myscriptdump.sql

This includes all objects, including roles, tablespaces, databases, schemas, tables, indexes, triggers, constraints, views, functions, ownerships, and privileges.

  • If you want to dump PostgreSQL role definitions, use the following command:
    pg_dumpall --roles-only > myroles.sql
  • If you want to dump PostgreSQL tablespace definitions...