VACUUM and ANALYZE are the two most important PostgreSQL database maintenance operations. A vacuum is used for recovering space occupied by “dead tuples” in a table. A dead tuple is created when a record is either deleted or updated (a delete followed by an insert). PostgreSQL doesn’t physically remove the old row from the table […]
Sometimes, PostgreSQL databases need to import large quantities of data in a single or a minimal number of steps. This process can be sometimes unacceptably slow. In this article, we will cover some best practice tips for bulk importing data into PostgreSQL databases.
Learn how to effectively configure PostgreSQL log management for troubleshooting performance problems.
In a previous article of this series, we created a two-node PostgreSQL 12 cluster in the AWS cloud. We also installed and configured 2ndQuadrant OmniDB in a third node. The image below shows the architecture: We could connect to both the primary and the standby node from OmniDB’s web-based user interface. We then restored a […]
OmniDB is an open-source, graphical database management tool developed by 2ndQuadrant, a world-leader in PostgreSQL technologies and services. OmniDB is a browser-based, universal client tool that can manage major database engines like PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, and Oracle. Other soon-to-be-supported engines include SQLite, Firebird, MS SQL Server, and IBM DB2. Like any excellent database client software, OmniDB […]
In today’s world, organizations increasingly face an unprecedented level of threat of cyberattacks against their information assets. Cyberattacks can come in many forms. One such attack is called SQL injection. With SQL injection, rogue players target the backend database of any system. Usually, these systems are public-facing. Hackers try to send seemingly innocuous and regular […]
This is the second installment of a two-part series on 2ndQuadrant’s repmgr, an open-source high-availability tool for PostgreSQL. In the first part, we set up a three-node PostgreSQL 12 cluster along with a “witness” node. The cluster consisted of a primary node and two standby nodes. The cluster and the witness node were hosted in […]