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Friday, August 31 • 11:00am - 11:45am
The Accidental DBA - Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

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So, you've inherited a production PostgreSQL server. Congratulations?

Increasingly, developers, network, and system administrators are being asked to act as de-facto DBAs. If you're in this situation, never fear! The amount of stuff you actually need to know for the care and feeding of a PostgreSQL instance is not substantial. You can learn it with speed and go back to your real job.

This presentation will cover the basic topics you need to know so that you know what to check and where to look it up, including:

* Security
* Performance
* Monitoring
* Updates & Upgrades
* Replication
* Backups & Recovery

The Accidental DBA is appropriate for anyone working in a small company or a startup which has PostgreSQL databases.


Speakers
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Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Josh Berkus is best known for his role on the core team of the PostgreSQL project. As CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, he helps clients deploy a variety of Linux/PostgreSQL solutions. He also dabbles in numerous other open source databases, writes for LWN, and speaks and keynotes at 10-12 conferences a year.


Friday August 31, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
Harbor Island 3