PostgreSQL : Backup – Recovery and Replication

Duration : 3 Days (24 Hours)

PostgreSQL : Backup – Recovery and Replication Course Overview:

The PostgreSQL: Backup, Recovery, and Replication certification is a specialized program designed to verify an individual’s expertise in effectively managing PostgreSQL database systems. This certification places primary emphasis on three critical components:

  • Backup: Ensuring data security and preventing data loss through robust backup strategies.
  • Recovery: The ability to restore data in the event of system failures, ensuring minimal downtime and data integrity.
  • Replication: The process of duplicating and maintaining database objects across multiple database environments, facilitating improved performance and scalability.

Industries leverage this certification to streamline their database management processes, safeguard their data against unforeseen incidents, and optimize the performance and scalability of their systems. Professionals holding this certification are well-prepared to address any challenges related to PostgreSQL database management.

Intended Audience:

• Database administrators seeking to improve their knowledge of PostgreSQL
• IT professionals tasked with maintaining data integrity
• Developers needing in-depth understanding of PostgreSQL replication
• Teams handling backup, recovery, and data protection processes
• IT managers and supervisors aiming for continuous data availability.

Learning Objectives of PostgreSQL : Backup – Recovery and Replication:

The key learning objectives of the PostgreSQL: Backup, Recovery, and Replication course are as follows:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Provide students with a thorough comprehension of the PostgreSQL database management system, with a specific focus on its backup, recovery, and replication capabilities.
  • Database Backup: Teach the processes and procedures involved in database backup, emphasizing data security and ensuring data is not lost.
  • Data Recovery: Instruct students on data restoration methods in the event of data loss, with an emphasis on minimizing downtime and maintaining data integrity.
  • Replication Technologies: Cover replication technologies used to manage data across different databases, promoting improved performance and scalability.
  • Optimization Strategies: Explore management strategies to optimize backup, recovery, and replication processes for efficiency and reliability.
  • Tool and Command Usage: Familiarize students with relevant PostgreSQL tools and commands essential for implementing these processes effectively.
  • Issue Identification and Troubleshooting: Equip students with the ability to identify potential issues and apply troubleshooting techniques when working with backup, recovery, and replication in PostgreSQL.

Ultimately, the course aims to empower students with the skills and knowledge required to proficiently manage the disaster recovery process within the PostgreSQL database management system.

Module 1: Introduction to PostgreSQL Server

  1. Introduction to PostgreSQL server
  2. Features of PostgreSQL server

Module 2: Postgres Client Server Architecture

  1. Client Server Architecture
  2. Utility Processes
  3. Shared Memory

Module 3: Installation of PostgreSQL Server

  1. Install the PostgreSQL Server
  2. Setting Environment Variables
  3. Creating a Cluster
  4. Running Server

Module 4: PostgreSQL Client

  1. Introduction To PSQL
  2. Meta Commands, SQL queries, and Parameters
  3. Using graphical administration tool – pgAdmin

Module 5: Remote Client Connection

  1. Postgres Host-based Access Configuration
  2. Remote Client Connection using pgAdmin

Module 6: Backup and Recovery

  1. Introduction to Backup and Recovery
  2. Types of Backup
    • Logical Backup
      • Pg_dump utility
      • Pg_dumpall utility
    • Physical Backup
      • Pg_basebackup utility
        • Plain format and compressed format backup
  3. Recovery:
    1. Recovering logically backed-up objects
    2. Recovering the complete file system using physical backup
    3. Point In Time Recovery

Module 7: Replication

  1. Introduction to Replication
  2. Types of Replications
    • Physical Replication
      • Streaming Replication / Hot Standby
        • Switching roles of primary and hot standby during failover
      • Warm Replication/Log Shipping
      • Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Replication
    • Logical Replication
      • Publication and Subscription Model

Module 8: pgPool II

  1. Pgpool-II Features
  2. Configuring Pgpool-II with Streaming Replication
  3. Configuring Pgpool-II for Load Balancing
  4. Configure Pgpool for PostgreSQL High-Availability

Module 9: pgBouncer

  1. Introduction to Connection Pooling
  2. Building pgBouncer Setup
  3. Installing and Configuring pgBouncer
  4. Connecting to pgBouncer
  5. Settings for Performance

PostgreSQL : Backup – Recovery and Replication Course Prerequisites:

• Basic understanding of SQL and PostgreSQL
• Familiarity with command line on your operating system
• Knowledge of database management and data storage
• General computing skills and understanding of network concepts
• Basic knowledge of the backup and recovery process in PostgreSQL
• Understanding of replication methods in PostgreSQL.

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