Starting with Pg – where is the config?

Over the years I saw some people find themselves in position where they have to start dealing with PostgreSQL with minimal, or none, prior exposure. This leads to problems with seemingly easy tasks – how to change config? How to find stuff in logs?

So I decided to write some blogposts to be able to point such people to pre-made tutorials.

And I start today, with information on how to find PostgreSQL config files.

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How to install and configure PostgreSQL Debian/Ubuntu – for developer use – part 2

In previous post I showed how I'd install PostgreSQL for developer.

But that's not all. Now we need to add some configuration. What, how, where?

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How to install and configure PostgreSQL Debian/Ubuntu – for developer use – part 1

Recently I spent some time thinking about what can be improved when it comes to helping new users start using PostgreSQL.

One thing that almost immediately jumped to my mind is – how to install PostgreSQL? The task is theoretically simple. But there are always some caveats – which packages to use, what to configure in the beginning, where to find config files and logs.

With that in mind I decided to write a howto based on my ideas on what is right. These do not necessarily mean that these are the best for everybody, but I think this is a good start for anyone wanting to start their adventure with PostgreSQL.

Final note of warning – this post is for installing and setting PostgreSQL on developer workstation. As in: server where user can do anything, and we don't really care about security. Please do not configure production servers using this howto.

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