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How to install postgres in ubuntu

Omonbude Emmanuel | March 30, 2024, 2:46 p.m.

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Introduction:

Postgres is a powerful and popular open-source relational database management system that is widely used in web applications and enterprise environments. Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution that is easy to use and highly customizable. In this guide, we will walk through the steps to install and configure Postgres on Ubuntu, allowing you to get started with using Postgres for your database needs.

Steps


Step 1: Update the Server

- Update your server’s local package index by typing the command below:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install the Postgres Package

- Install Postgres with the command below:

sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Step 3: Start the Service

- Ensure that the Postgres service is running with the command below:

sudo systemctl start postgresql.service

Step 4: Access the Postgres Prompt

- Switch over to the Postgres account on your server by typing the command below:

sudo -i -u postgres

- Access the Postgres prompt by typing the command below:

psql

Step 5: Exit the Postgres Prompt

- Exit the Postgres prompt by typing the command below:

\q

Step 6: Return to Your Regular System User

- Return to your regular system user by typing the command below:

exit

 

Conclusion:

In this guide, we have successfully installed and configured Postgres on Ubuntu, opening up the possibilities for robust and scalable database management. With Postgres, you can build powerful web applications, manage large datasets, and take advantage of advanced features like replication and partitioning. By following these steps, you have taken the first step towards harnessing the power of Postgres and unlocking its full potential for your projects and applications.

 

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