THIS TUTORIAL HAS REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW
So, you’ve inherited a PostgreSQL server. Congratulations?
Thanks to Postgres’ popularity as the database for new applications, both open source and commercial, thousands of developers, system administrators and devops are finding themselves in charge of PostgreSQL servers with no idea what to do next. This tutorial will cover the essential care and feeding of a Postgres elephant so that you can get back to your real job.
The tutorial will include the following core topics:
TUTORIAL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDEES
The Accidental DBA tutorial will involve hands-on exercises for the attendees to learn the basic techniques involved in PostgreSQL administration. In order to do this, each attendee will need to run a Vagrant virtual machine on her/his laptop while at the tutorial. As such, I ask all of the attendees to do the following:
No time will be given during the tutorial for download and configuration, nor any assistance with Vagrant. If you need assistance with setting up the exercise VM between July 16th and 20th, email me at josh at agliodbs dot com.
People may attend The Accidental DBA without participating in the hands-on exercises, but you will not get as much out of the tutorial as those who do participate.
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Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL. As CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., he speaks on database and open source topics all over the world, and consults on database design, performance, and open source community building. He also makes pottery and is a darned good cook.
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