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PostgreSQL 7.2.8 Administrator's Guide

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group


Table of Contents
1. Installation Instructions
1.1. Short Version
1.2. Requirements
1.3. Getting The Source
1.4. If You Are Upgrading
1.5. Installation Procedure
1.6. Post-Installation Setup
1.6.1. Shared Libraries
1.6.2. Environment Variables
1.7. Supported Platforms
2. Installation on Windows
3. Server Runtime Environment
3.1. The PostgreSQL user account
3.2. Creating a database cluster
3.3. Starting the database server
3.3.1. Server Start-up Failures
3.3.2. Client Connection Problems
3.4. Run-time configuration
3.4.1. Planner and Optimizer Tuning
3.4.2. Logging and Debugging
3.4.3. General operation
3.4.4. WAL
3.4.5. Short options
3.5. Managing Kernel Resources
3.5.1. Shared Memory and Semaphores
3.5.2. Resource Limits
3.6. Shutting down the server
3.7. Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSL
3.8. Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSH tunnels
4. Client Authentication
4.1. The pg_hba.conf file
4.2. Authentication methods
4.2.1. Trust authentication
4.2.2. Password authentication
4.2.3. Kerberos authentication
4.2.4. Ident-based authentication
4.3. Authentication problems
5. Localization
5.1. Locale Support
5.1.1. Overview
5.1.2. Benefits
5.1.3. Problems
5.2. Multibyte Support
5.2.1. Enabling Multibyte Support
5.2.2. Setting the Encoding
5.2.3. Automatic encoding translation between server and client
5.2.4. About Unicode
5.2.5. What happens if the translation is not possible?
5.2.6. References
5.2.7. History
5.2.8. WIN1250 on Windows/ODBC
5.3. Single-byte character set recoding
6. Managing Databases
6.1. Creating a Database
6.1.1. Template Databases
6.1.2. Alternative Locations
6.2. Destroying a Database
7. Database Users and Permissions
7.1. Database Users
7.1.1. User attributes
7.2. Groups
7.3. Privileges
7.4. Functions and Triggers
8. Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
8.1. General Discussion
8.2. Routine Vacuuming
8.2.1. Recovering disk space
8.2.2. Updating planner statistics
8.2.3. Preventing transaction ID wraparound failures
8.3. Log File Maintenance
9. Backup and Restore
9.1. SQL Dump
9.1.1. Restoring the dump
9.1.2. Using pg_dumpall
9.1.3. Large Databases
9.1.4. Caveats
9.2. File system level backup
9.3. Migration between releases
10. Monitoring Database Activity
10.1. Standard Unix Tools
10.2. Statistics Collector
10.2.1. Statistics Collection Configuration
10.2.2. Viewing Collected Statistics
11. Write-Ahead Logging (WAL)
11.1. General Description
11.1.1. Immediate Benefits of WAL
11.1.2. Future Benefits
11.2. Implementation
11.2.1. Database Recovery with WAL
11.3. WAL Configuration
12. Disk Storage
13. Database Failures
13.1. Disk Filled
13.2. Disk Failed
14. Regression Tests
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Running the Tests
14.3. Test Evaluation
14.3.1. Error message differences
14.3.2. Locale differences
14.3.3. Date and time differences
14.3.4. Floating-point differences
14.3.5. Polygon differences
14.3.6. Row ordering differences
14.3.7. The "random" test
14.4. Platform-specific comparison files
A. Release Notes
A.1. Release 7.2.8
A.1.1. Migration to version 7.2.8
A.1.2. Changes
A.2. Release 7.2.7
A.2.1. Migration to version 7.2.7
A.2.2. Changes
A.3. Release 7.2.6
A.3.1. Migration to version 7.2.6
A.3.2. Changes
A.4. Release 7.2.5
A.4.1. Migration to version 7.2.5
A.4.2. Changes
A.5. Release 7.2.4
A.5.1. Migration to version 7.2.4
A.5.2. Changes
A.6. Release 7.2.3
A.6.1. Migration to version 7.2.3
A.6.2. Changes
A.7. Release 7.2.2
A.7.1. Migration to version 7.2.2
A.7.2. Changes
A.8. Release 7.2.1
A.8.1. Migration to version 7.2.1
A.8.2. Changes
A.9. Release 7.2
A.9.1. Overview
A.9.2. Migration to version 7.2
A.9.3. Changes
A.10. Release 7.1.3
A.10.1. Migration to version 7.1.3
A.10.2. Changes
A.11. Release 7.1.2
A.11.1. Migration to version 7.1.2
A.11.2. Changes
A.12. Release 7.1.1
A.12.1. Migration to version 7.1.1
A.12.2. Changes
A.13. Release 7.1
A.13.1. Migration to version 7.1
A.13.2. Changes
A.14. Release 7.0.3
A.14.1. Migration to version 7.0.3
A.14.2. Changes
A.15. Release 7.0.2
A.15.1. Migration to version 7.0.2
A.15.2. Changes
A.16. Release 7.0.1
A.16.1. Migration to version 7.0.1
A.16.2. Changes
A.17. Release 7.0
A.17.1. Migration to version 7.0
A.17.2. Changes
A.18. Release 6.5.3
A.18.1. Migration to version 6.5.3
A.18.2. Changes
A.19. Release 6.5.2
A.19.1. Migration to version 6.5.2
A.19.2. Changes
A.20. Release 6.5.1
A.20.1. Migration to version 6.5.1
A.20.2. Changes
A.21. Release 6.5
A.21.1. Migration to version 6.5
A.21.2. Changes
A.22. Release 6.4.2
A.22.1. Migration to version 6.4.2
A.22.2. Changes
A.23. Release 6.4.1
A.23.1. Migration to version 6.4.1
A.23.2. Changes
A.24. Release 6.4
A.24.1. Migration to version 6.4
A.24.2. Changes
A.25. Release 6.3.2
A.25.1. Changes
A.26. Release 6.3.1
A.26.1. Changes
A.27. Release 6.3
A.27.1. Migration to version 6.3
A.27.2. Changes
A.28. Release 6.2.1
A.28.1. Migration from version 6.2 to version 6.2.1
A.28.2. Changes
A.29. Release 6.2
A.29.1. Migration from version 6.1 to version 6.2
A.29.2. Migration from version 1.x to version 6.2
A.29.3. Changes
A.30. Release 6.1.1
A.30.1. Migration from version 6.1 to version 6.1.1
A.30.2. Changes
A.31. Release 6.1
A.31.1. Migration to version 6.1
A.31.2. Changes
A.32. Release 6.0
A.32.1. Migration from version 1.09 to version 6.0
A.32.2. Migration from pre-1.09 to version 6.0
A.32.3. Changes
A.33. Release 1.09
A.34. Release 1.02
A.34.1. Migration from version 1.02 to version 1.02.1
A.34.2. Dump/Reload Procedure
A.34.3. Changes
A.35. Release 1.01
A.35.1. Migration from version 1.0 to version 1.01
A.35.2. Changes
A.36. Release 1.0
A.36.1. Changes
A.37. Postgres95 Release 0.03
A.37.1. Changes
A.38. Postgres95 Release 0.02
A.38.1. Changes
A.39. Postgres95 Release 0.01
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