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PostgreSQL by Susan Douglas, Korry Douglas

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Chapter 18. Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration

This book is divided into three parts. The first part of the book was designed as a guide to new PostgreSQL users. The middle section covered PostgreSQL programming. The third section is devoted to the topic of PostgreSQL administration. These three parts correspond to the real-world roles that we play when using PostgreSQL.

Users are concerned mostly with getting data into the database and getting it back out again. Programmers try to provide users with the functionality that they need. Administrators are responsible for ensuring that programmers and end-users can perform their jobs. Quite often, one person will fill two or three roles at the same time.

When you wear the hat of an administrator, ...

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