Managing a Greenplum System
This section describes basic system administration tasks performed by a Greenplum Database system administrator.
- About the Greenplum Database Release Version Number
Greenplum Database version numbers and the way they change identify what has been modified from one Greenplum Database release to the next.
- Starting and Stopping Greenplum Database
In a Greenplum Database DBMS, the database server instances (the master and all segments) are started or stopped across all of the hosts in the system in such a way that they can work together as a unified DBMS.
- Accessing the Database
This topic describes the various client tools you can use to connect to Greenplum Database, and how to establish a database session.
- Configuring the Greenplum Database System
Server configuration parameters affect the behavior of Greenplum Database.
- Enabling Compression
You can configure Greenplum Database to use data compression with some database features and with some utilities.
- Configuring Proxies for the Greenplum Interconnect
You can configure a Greenplum system to use proxies for interconnect communication to reduce the use of connections and ports during query processing.
- Enabling High Availability and Data Consistency Features
The fault tolerance and the high-availability features of Greenplum Database can be configured.
- Backing Up and Restoring Databases
This topic describes how to use Greenplum backup and restore features.
- Expanding a Greenplum System
To scale up performance and storage capacity, expand your Greenplum Database system by adding hosts to the system. In general, adding nodes to a Greenplum cluster achieves a linear scaling of performance and storage capacity.
- Migrating Data with gpcopy
You can use the
gpcopyutility to transfer data between databases in different Greenplum Database clusters.
- Monitoring a Greenplum System
You can monitor a Greenplum Database system using a variety of tools included with the system or available as add-ons.
- Routine System Maintenance Tasks
To keep a Greenplum Database system running efficiently, the database must be regularly cleared of expired data and the table statistics must be updated so that the query optimizer has accurate information.
- Recommended Monitoring and Maintenance Tasks
This section lists monitoring and maintenance activities recommended to ensure high availability and consistent performance of your Greenplum Database cluster.
Parent topic:Greenplum Database Administrator Guide