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Postgresql Administrator Training

Course Description:

This comprehensive course targets IT professionals and database administrators seeking to deepen their knowledge in PostgreSQL administration. Covering a wide range of administrative tasks, the course provides insights into the best practices for database setup, maintenance, performance tuning, security, and troubleshooting. Through hands-on exercises and real-world case studies, participants will learn to ensure the reliability, security, and optimal performance of PostgreSQL databases.

Target Audience:
  • Database administrators and IT professionals responsible for managing PostgreSQL databases.
  • Systems administrators looking to expand their database management skills.
  • IT professionals aiming to transition into database administration roles.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and relational databases.
  • Familiarity with command-line operations and Linux environments.
  • Prior experience with PostgreSQL or other relational databases is beneficial but not mandatory.
Course Duration:
  • Total Duration: 24 Hours (3 days full-time)
  • Mode of Delivery: Online / In-Person / Part-Time

Course Outline: PostgreSQL Database Administration

Course Introduction

  • Overview of PostgreSQL Administration
  • Course objectives and outcomes

Module 1: Introduction to PostgreSQL

  • A Brief History of PostgreSQL
  • Installation and Setup
  • Architectural Fundamentals
  • Understanding the PostgreSQL User Account
  • Creating and Managing a Database Cluster

Module 2: Using the psql Command-Line Interface

  • Navigating the psql terminal-based client
  • Essential psql commands for administration

Module 3: Configuration and Maintenance

  • Starting and Stopping the Database Server
  • Server Configuration for Optimal Performance
  • Managing File Locations and Setting Parameters
  • Client Connection Configuration
  • Monitoring and Tuning Kernel Resource Usage

Module 4: Security Management

  • Security Best Practices
  • Preventing Server Spoofing and Ensuring Data Encryption
  • Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSL
  • Managing Client Certificates and Server File Usage
  • Authentication Methods and Connection Security

Module 5: Advanced Indexing Techniques

  • Index Types: Multicolumn, Unique, Expressions, and Partial Indexes
  • Index Optimization: Combining Multiple Indexes and Operator Classes
  • Examining Index Usage for Performance Tuning

Module 6: Transaction Management and Concurrency Control

  • Understanding SQL Transaction Isolation Levels
  • Managing Concurrency: Locks (Table-Level, Row-Level, Advisory Locks)
  • Detecting and Resolving Deadlocks

Module 7: Backup, Recovery, and Replication

  • Backing up PostgreSQL: Strategies and Best Practices
  • Setting up and Managing Replication: Logical and Streaming Replication
  • Configuring Hot Standbys and Failover Mechanisms
  • Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR): Concepts and Implementation

Module 8: Performance Tuning

  • Memory Management and Resource Consumption
  • Managing the Write Ahead Log (WAL) for Performance
  • Checkpoints, Background Writer, and Asynchronous Behavior
  • Vacuuming Strategies: Cost-Based Vacuum Delay

Module 9: Server Operation and Troubleshooting

  • Server Start-up and Operation Troubleshooting
  • Handling Server Start-up Failures and Client Connection Problems
  • Shutting Down the Server Safely

Module 10: Monitoring and Logging

  • Error Reporting and Logging Configuration
  • Using CSV-Format Log Output for Analysis
  • Run-Time Statistics: Query and Index Statistics Collector
  • Monitoring with the Statistics Monitoring System

Module 11: Advanced Topics

  • Full Text Search: Configuration and Usage
  • Using EXPLAIN for Query Analysis
  • Logical Replication: Setup, Configuration, and Management

Course Wrap-Up

  • Recap of Key Concepts
  • Best Practices for PostgreSQL Administration
  • Resources for Continued Learning

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, participants will have a solid understanding of PostgreSQL administration, including the ability to configure, secure, and optimize PostgreSQL servers, manage data integrity and replication, and troubleshoot common issues. They will be well-equipped to maintain the performance and reliability of PostgreSQL databases in a production environment.

This course outline aims to provide PostgreSQL administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and optimize PostgreSQL databases, ensuring high availability, security, and performance.

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