Chapter 7. Managing a Database

Table of Contents
Database Creation
Alternate Database Locations
Accessing a Database
Destroying a Database

NOTE: This section is currently a thinly disguised copy of the Tutorial. Needs to be augmented. - thomas 1998-01-12

Although the site administrator is responsible for overall management of the Postgres installation, some databases within the installation may be managed by another person, designated the database administrator. This assignment of responsibilities occurs when a database is created. A user may be assigned explicit privileges to create databases and/or to create new users. A user assigned both privileges can perform most administrative task within Postgres, but will not by default have the same operating system privileges as the site administrator.

The Database Administrator's Guide covers these topics in more detail.

Setting Up Your EnvironmentUpDatabase Creation