Installing/Configuring PostgreSQL with LifeKeeper

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the PostgreSQL database and LifeKeeper software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks.

  1. Install the PostgreSQL software.
  1. Create the PostgreSQL database.
  1. Install the LifeKeeper Core and PostgreSQL Recovery Kit.
  1. Configure LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL Resources.

After you have performed these tasks, you will be ready to create the LifeKeeper resource hierarchy to protect your PostgreSQL database.

Resource Configuration Tasks

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your PostgreSQL resource hierarchies.

The following tasks are available for configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit:

Refer to the GUI Administrative Tasks section of the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for instructions on configuring LifeKeeper Core resource hierarchies, for instance, file system and IP resources.

The following tasks are described in the Administration section within the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation because they are common tasks with steps that are identical across all Recovery Kits.

  • Create a Resource Dependency. Creates a parent/child dependency between an existing resource hierarchy and another resource instance and propagates the dependency changes to all applicable servers in the cluster.
  • In Service. Brings a resource hierarchy into service on a specific server.
  • Out of Service. Takes a resource hierarchy out of service on a specific server.
  • View Properties. View the properties of a resource hierarchy on a specific server.
  • Edit Properties. Edit the properties of a resource hierarchy on a specific server.

Note: The configuration tasks throughout this section are performed using the Edit menu. You may also perform most of the tasks:

  • from the toolbar.
  • by right-clicking on a global resource in the left pane of the status display.
  • by right-clicking on a resource in the right pane of the status display.

Using the right-click method allows you to avoid entering information that is required using the Edit menu.

Upgrading

Upgrading From Previous Version of the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit

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