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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Hannu Krosing, Gabriele Bartolini

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Reading The Fine Manual (RTFM)

RTFM is often used rudely to mean "don't bother me, I'm busy", or it is used as a stronger form of abuse. The strange thing is that asking you to read a manual is most often very good advice. Don't flame the advisors back; take the advice! The most important point to remember is that you should refer to a manual whose release version matches that of the server on which you are operating.

The PostgreSQL manual is very well-written and comprehensive in its coverage of specific topics. However, one of its main failings is that the "documents" aren't organized in a way that helps somebody who is trying to learn PostgreSQL. They are organized from the perspective of people checking specific technical points so that they ...

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