Josh Berkus will present "The Accidental DBA" on August 31 at LinuxCon 2012 in San Diego, California.
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:
* Updates & Upgrades
* Backups & Recovery
The Accidental DBA is appropriate for anyone working in a small company or a startup which has PostgreSQL databases.
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