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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)

Changing the definition of an enum data type

PostgreSQL comes with several data types, but users can create custom types to faithfully represent any value. Data type management is mostly, but not exclusively, a developer's job, and data type design goes beyond the scope of this book. This is a quick recipe that only covers the simpler problem of the need to apply a specific change to an existing data type.

Getting ready

Enumerative data types are defined like this:

CREATE TYPE satellites_uranus AS ENUM ('titania','oberon');

The other popular case is composite data types, which are created as follows:

( node_name text,
  connstr text,
  standbys text[]);

How to do it…

If you made misspelled some enumerative values, and you realize it too late, you can fix it like so:

ALTER TYPE satellites_uranus RENAME VALUE 'titania' TO 'Titania'; 
ALTER TYPE satellites_uranus...