Introduction to PostgreSQL 9 Database Administration

The class covers the tasks that a PostgreSQL database administrator faces daily, from basic operations to advanced techniques. Course notes use pgAdmin as a graphical administration tool.

Course Length: 1 day

Who Should Attend:

Database administrators, systems administrators, or developers who are familiar with databases, but not PostgreSQL.


Students must have a working knowledge of SQL and database basics.

Course Outline:

  • Connecting & Troubleshooting

  • PgAdmin III Overview

  • Server Configuration

  • Database Administration

  • User Administration

  • Understanding Database Object Types

  • Permissions & Security

  • Running SQL

  • Monitoring


  • Maintenance

  • Data Migration & Test Environments

  • Server Log

  • Help & Support

Benefits of Attendance:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Start and stop a PostgreSQL server

  • Change the configuration of the database

  • Create users and restrict what they are able to do

  • Execute SQL queries on the server

  • Monitor database activity and statistics

  • Understand what background maintenance the database does automatically

  • Setup a test environment with sample data

  • Look for problems in the server's log files

  • Find the free and commercial resources for PostgreSQL issues

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PostgreSQL Books

PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook

PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook

A practical guide, this cookbook will ensure you run a smooth PostgreSQL database.

PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

A clear, step-by-step guide to optimizing and scaling up PostgreSQL database servers.

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