The powerful features associated with PostgreSQL are well-documented. Its extensibility and ability to handle large workloads make it a popular choice as an enterprise-level database platform. However, as you already know, working in a production environment comes with quite a few pitfalls. You need to make sure that your data is safe, and that if anything happens to the database, or the server, you have a backup copy to ensure that there are no interruptions to your business operations. This tutorial will cover some introductory procedures for backing up and restoring your Postgres database.
Okay, so you’ve gotten used to using mysqldump files for your MySQL databases, but have been concerned about how often you need to run these. Maybe this was fine when you only had a few changes a day, or the work you were doing on your database was not mission-critical. However, now your work has really started to pay off. Your database is running full speed all the time. You are starting to get concerned about the time in between your backups and what data might be lost in the course of a day.