Useful Tools and Extensions

This chapter is to be considered as an appendix to the book. In this chapter, we will talk about some tools and extensions that allow a DBA to maximize the efficiency of their work by minimizing the effort needed to complete it.

We will talk about these extensions:

  • pg_trgm
  • Foreign data wrappers and the postgres_fdw extension
  • btree_gin

These are some of the official extensions for PostgreSQL. A site that can be very useful for finding extensions available for PostgreSQL is

In addition to extensions, we will also talk about useful tools for the PostgreSQL DBA. There are dozens of tools available for PostgreSQL, but in this chapter, we will talk about pgbackrest, a powerful tool useful to manage ...

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