PostgreSQL Administration for the Amazon RDS Platform

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Course Number: PSQL-106

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

PostgreSQL Administration Training Overview

This on-site or online PostgreSQL Administration for the Amazon RDS Platform training course teaches experienced DBAs how to administer PostgreSQL on the Amazon RDS cloud platform.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Understand PostgreSQL architecture on the Amazon RDS platform
  • Cluster and scale PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS
  • Create and manage databases and users
  • Secure PostgreSQL
  • Configure PostgreSQL
  • Master psql and use it to manipulate database objects and to copy/import data
  • Back up and restore your PostgreSQL data
  • Replicate your PostgreSQL data
  • Understand PostgreSQL internals
  • Log, monitor, query, and optimize PostgreSQL using the right tools
  • Perform major and minor PostgreSQL upgrades

Prerequisites

All PostgreSQL training attendees must have substantial experience as the administrator of a modern database platform, such as Oracle, SQL Server, or DB2.

Outline

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PostgreSQL Introduction & Architecture
  • Introduction and History
  • Getting support for PostgreSQL
  • The PostgreSQL community
  • Getting started with PostgreSQL
  • Major differences between self-managed PostgreSQL and RDS
The PostgreSQL Cluster
  • High-level PostgreSQL architecture
  • Definition of a cluster
  • Review PostgreSQL executables
  • Cluster configuration on RDS
  • RDS Parameter groups
Creating Databases and Users
  • Templates
  • Creating PostgreSQL Databases
  • Users, Groups, and Roles
  • PostgreSQL role inheritance
Security
  • Discussion of encryption at rest
  • Discussion of encryption in transit
  • Basic SSL client setup
  • PostgreSQL and TDE
PostgreSQL Configuration
  • The postgresql.conf file
  • Making persistent configuration changes
  • Using ALTER SYSTEM
  • RDS Parameter groups
Introduction to psql
  • Connecting the psql client
  • psql command line options
  • psql meta commands
  • psql input and output
PostgreSQL Database Objects
  • PostgreSQL data type overview
  • Schemas
  • Configuring User-Schema Relationships
  • Schema search path
  • Views and Materialized Views
  • Notes on COMMIT
  • Notes on case sensitivity
Copying and Importing Data
  • The SQL COPY utility
  • Using the \copy PSQL meta command
  • Exporting data to AWS S3
  • Transporting data between instances (pg_transport)
PostgreSQL Backup and Recovery
  • PostgreSQL logical backup
  • Using pg_dump
  • Using pg_dumpall
  • Recovery from logical backups
  • Using pg_restore
PostgreSQL Streaming Replication
  • Replication in RDS
  • Setting up RDS replicas
PostgreSQL Internals – System Catalogs and Cluster Settings
  • Overview of system catalogs
  • Overview of system views
  • Querying system catalogs and views
Logging, Monitoring and Query Performance Tools
  • System log configuration and management
  • Logging SQL queries
  • Logging security events
  • Publishing RDS logs
  • Using pg_stat_statements extension for query tuning
  • PostgreSQL stats views
  • Query analysis with EXPLAIN
  • Visualizing EXPLAIN output
Upgrading PostgreSQL
  • Minor version upgrades
  • Major version upgrades
  • Discussion of data conversion
  • Running a major upgrade in RDS
Conclusion

Training Materials

All students receive courseware covering the topics in the course.

Software Requirements

  • Operating system of your choice
  • An ssh terminal or client (such as PuTTY) for connection to lab servers provided by Accelebrate
  • Modern web browser
  • For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor's screen simultaneously with working on their own.


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