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PostgreSQL RK Documentation


PostgreSQL is an SQL compliant, object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES. Since its inception, PostgreSQL has become one of the most advanced open source relational database management systems.

The LifeKeeper for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting PostgreSQL instances within LifeKeeper. The PostgreSQL software, LifeKeeper Core and PostgreSQL Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the PostgreSQL database instance is under LifeKeeper protection, clients connect to the database using a LifeKeeper protected IP address. The LifeKeeper protected IP address must be created separately and a dependency made manually between the parent PostgreSQL resource instance and the child IP address resource. In the event that the PostgreSQL server fails, LifeKeeper will first attempt to recover it on the local server. If the local recovery fails, then LifeKeeper will fail over to a backup server.

PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper Documentation

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.:

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation (also available from the Help menu within the LifeKeeper GUI)

This documentation, along with documentation associated with optional LifeKeeper Recovery Kits, is available on the SIOS Technical Documentation.

PostgreSQL Documentation

You can find the PostgreSQL documentation, including the Administration GuideUser Guide and Reference Guide at the following location on the web:

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