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PostgreSQL Admin tools and Resources for DBA's

The PostgreSQL database administration covers some of the essential server administration activities that a DBA, Architect, and IT professional who are responsible for administration and maintenance of PostgreSQL in their organization. This archive consists of information about, PostgreSQL GUI tools for MAC, Windows, and Linux such as pgAdmin, tutorials and training material for PostgreSQL database administration and management, and PostgreSQL backups, configuration, restore, roles management, securing the database, system architecture processes, setting environment variables, and routine maintenance of PostgreSQL.

Patching Minor Version in Postgres High Availability (HA) Database Cluster: Plans & Strategies for DBAs

Vibhor Kumar5/5/2020

  This blog is part of a series that will discuss best practices for High Availability (HA) for Postgres databases. In a prior blog, I explained what High Availability means (What Does "Database High Availability" Really Mean?). Future blogs will loo ...

Top Tools to Manage Postgres in an Enterprise: Administration, Performance, High Availability, and Migration

Marc Linster4/8/2020

This blog post lists tools for managing Postgres in the enterprise for administration, performance tuning, recovery, oracle to Postgres migration and high availability. While this is a big topic, there are common denominators that we have seen in man ...

Technical PostgreSQL Support and DBA Services for AWS RDS and Azure

Bhavani Rao4/2/2020

  There is no question that PostgreSQL adoption is increasing exponentially. Organizations of all sizes are deploying PostgreSQL for a variety of database workloads. As a result, you can find PostgreSQL everywhere—in your OS with Red Hat Enterprise L ...

pgAdmin, a comparable tool to PL/SQL Developer for PostgreSQL

Shivam Dhapatkar2/19/2020

This article explains how to get started using pgAdmin 4 as a management tool for PostgreSQL.

How to create a PostgreSQL database and users using psql and pgAdmin

Amit Sharma12/5/2019

While working with PostgreSQL the two basic requirements is to create a database and set up a few users. This will help us in eliminating the need for reinstallation, if we mess up the default set of databases or users that already exist, while tryin ...

Connecting PostgreSQL using psql and pgAdmin

Amit Sharma11/15/2019

This is a two-part article for beginners who have installed the most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL, and are now looking to connect to it. Since terminal/command line and pgAdmin are the most favored ways for connecting to PostgreSQL, I ex ...

Reverse Proxying to pgAdmin

Dave Page11/6/2019

Reverse proxying requests to a pgAdmin server is becoming more and more popular if posts to the mailing lists are to be taken as an indicative measure; more often than not when using pgAdmin in a container (of which there have now been over 10 millio ...

Us and Them: The DBA – Developer Conflict

Jan Karremans5/3/2019

Us (us, us, us, us) and them (them, them, them, them) And after all we're only ordinary men - Wright/Waters Database Administrator vs Developer “Us and Them”, as many will know, is a powerful song by the rock group Pink Floyd about conflict.  And, li ...

How DBAs Can Survive and Thrive in a World of Agile Development

EDB Team5/1/2019

DBAs: Become a Data Performance Pro In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becomin ...

Why hot_standby_feedback Can Be Misleading

EDB Team3/19/2019

Introduction When I first got involved in managing a Postgres database, I was quickly introduced to the need for replication. My first project was to get our databases up on Slony, which was the hot new replication technology, replacing our clunky DR ...

How to Configure pgBouncer to use Postgres Enterprise Manager(PEM) Agent

Vishal Sawale2/22/2019

This video provides detailed information about using pgBouncer as a connection pooler for limiting the number of connections from the PEM Agent towards the Postgres Enterprise Manager™ (PEM) server on non-Windows machine. The video is comprised of th ...

Build the Essential Skills to Be a Successful PostgreSQL DBA

Philip Hankinson11/5/2018

Open source databases are becoming an increasingly preferred option for organizations seeking high performance, lower cost alternatives to legacy databases. If you’d like to increase your Postgres skills, EnterpriseDB just announced that it will be ...

The Changing Role of the Database Administrator

EDB Team8/16/2018

Not that long ago, the role of the DBA was comprised of a lot of mechanical tasks, including upgrades, basic system maintenance, backups and recovery, monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. With the advent of the cloud, automation and D ...

GDPR Will Turn DBAs Into Superheroes

Marc Linster5/18/2018

The world is awash with statistics about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and depending on who you believe, companies are either completely ready (this study says 72% of global businesses are confident of compliance) or there is still a ...

Do You Have the Essential Skills to Be a Successful PostgreSQL DBA?

EDB Team5/4/2018

Open source databases are becoming an increasingly preferred option for organizations seeking high performance, lower cost alternatives to legacy databases. According to a report by Gartner Research, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be ...

4 Tips for Postgres Administration

Bruce Momjian12/5/2017

Postgres Alerts It is cool to be able to stare at colorful graphs to see what Postgres is doing, but sometimes you just want to setup something, walk away, and be informed when there is problem. That is what check_postgres and tail_n_mail are desig ...

Some numbers, oh, and pgAdmin 4 v1.6 was released.

Dave Page7/25/2017

For those that aren't aware, pgAdmin 4 is the fourth complete rewrite of pgAdmin since the first code was written way back in 1998(!). One of the major aims of the technology change we made for the new version was to help attract new developers as we ...

Monitoring Amazon PostgreSQL RDS with PEM version 6.0

Vibhor Kumar2/10/2017

The EDB Postgres™ Enterprise Manager is an enterprise management tool designed to tune, manage, and monitor a large number of Postgres deployments on servers on-premises or spread out across geographical boundaries. It is the cornerstone of the Manag ...

EDB Ark: DBaaS for Hybrid Cloud Deployments

EDB Team12/22/2016

The accelerated pace of application development means most enterprises can no longer wait for traditional IT to lead those initiatives. Traditional IT practices that required provisioning hardware and software, configuring the network, and essential ...

PgAdmin Tests New QA Testing Framework

Kanchan Mohitey11/16/2016

An established-yet-still-growing trend in software development is the use of a testing framework that allows the automated execution of unit tests to determine whether various code paths are working as expected under various circumstances.  Each test ...

pgAdmin 4 - The Elephant Nears the Finish Line

Dave Page4/26/2016

    As you may know, many of us from the pgAdmin team have been hard at work on pgAdmin 4 for some time now. pgAdmin 4 is a complete rewrite of pgAdmin (the fourth, as you may guess), the previous version having reached the end of it's maintainable ...

EDB Failover Manager 2.0 Improves Productivity of DBAs and the Availability of their Data Infrastructure

EDB Team6/17/2015

Database Administrators wrestle with a range of issues to keep the enterprise’s critical data infrastructure running well with virtually no downtime. Not only do they face issues of management and monitoring databases on a continuing basis, but DBAs ...

The Real World DBA – More Data, More Databases

EDB Team6/8/2015

Plenty of pixels have spotlighted the database solutions that have emerged to meet the demands of new and bigger data loads. But how this is affecting the database administrator, not so much. Database professionals are under the gun to manage more da ...

The story of pgAdmin

Dave Page12/7/2014

I’m often asked how I first became involved in PostgreSQL, and how the pgAdmin project got started. Much as I’m happy to tell the story over beer, it becomes tedious to do so over email after the first half-dozen or so times. So in a vain attempt to ...

Serenity Now! Remote DBA Brings Peace of Mind

EDB Team9/23/2014

Data environments have become larger and more complex, while many IT departments face continued pressure to do more with less and deploy technologies more strategically. In response, the practice of looking outside the organization for not just short ...

Will the Cloud obsolete the DBA?

EDB Team11/12/2010

I've had the privilege of being a database administrator for a long time, and have gotten the opportunity to work with many different databases on lots of different platforms. And throughout my long career (man, I feel old saying that...) and the var ...