This short introduction to PostgreSQL administration should give you an overview of the tasks that you might have to perform as a PostgreSQL Administrator. The next few chapters fill in the details. I'll start by describing the alternatives for starting and stopping a PostgreSQL server. Next, I'll show you how to manage user accounts. Then I'll move on to the topic of backup and restore procedures. Later chapters will cover internationalization, localization, and security.

    Part II: Programming with PostgreSQL