Crashing Postgres for Fun and Laughs

Date: 2018-09-07
Time: 16:00 - 16:50
Room: Market Street
Level: Intermediate
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PostgreSQL is a very powerful tool, and with great power comes great responsibility. This talk will cover a sample of things that you can do as a Postgres Administrator that you really should not do. Some of these "techniques" can help you in a jam. Using the COPY command to reload your config file. Others are pretty useless but amusing. 'DELETE FROM pg_class;' doesn't stop the postmaster from running. However, it will result in you having an awful day. Watch as I smash Postgres with a virtual hammer in hopes that others do not.


Brian Faherty