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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook by Hannu Krosing, Simon Riggs

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Chapter 1. First Steps

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Introducing PostgreSQL 9
  • Getting PostgreSQL
  • Connecting to PostgreSQL
  • Enabling server access to network/remote users
  • Using graphical administration tools
  • Using psql query and scripting tools
  • Changing your password securely
  • Avoiding hardcoding your password
  • Using a connection service file
  • Troubleshooting a failed connection

Introduction

PostgreSQL is a feature-rich general purpose database management system. It's a complex piece of software, but every journey begins with the first step.

We start with your first connection. Many people fall at the first hurdle, so we try not to skip too swiftly past that. We move on quickly to enabling remote users, and from there to access through GUI administration ...

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