Linux for PostgreSQL DBAs




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Linux / Unix beginners.

Contents of this course

Linux fundamentals:

  • The kernel, filesystem, processes
  • Command line basics
  • Basic commands (ls, find, grep, mkdir, etc.)
  • Chaining command using pipes
  • Handling streams: Stdout, stdin, etc
  • Symbolic links and hardlinks

Editing files:

  • The vi editor

Handling software:

  • Managing software packages
  • Starting and stopping services
  • Managing and monitoring services

User permissions:

  •  Handling filesystem permissions

Writing shell scripts:

  • Shell basics
  • Writing bash functions

Installing PostgreSQL:

  • Installing binary packages
  • Installing from source

Managing filesystems:

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating filesystems
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