PostgreSQL With Heimdal Data

Ronald Farrer
3 min readApr 11, 2023
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Setting up a PostgreSQL primary and replica using Heimdal Data is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few simple steps. This guide will walk you through the process of configuring a PostgreSQL primary and replica using Heimdal Data.

Step 1: Install PostgreSQL

The first step in setting up a PostgreSQL primary and replica is to install PostgreSQL on your servers. You can download and install PostgreSQL from the official PostgreSQL website.

Step 2: Install Heimdal Data

Once PostgreSQL is installed, you can install Heimdal Data on both the primary and replica servers. Heimdal Data is a cloud-native database management platform that simplifies the deployment and management of databases.

To install Heimdal Data, follow the instructions provided in the documentation. You will need to create an account with Heimdal Data, and then use the provided CLI to install the software.

Step 3: Configure the Primary Server

After installing Heimdal Data on the primary server, you will need to configure it. To do this, log in to the Heimdal Data dashboard and select the primary server.

Next, click the “Add Replication Slot” button to create a replication slot for the replica server. This slot will be used to replicate data from the primary server to the replica server.

Then, click the “Create Replication User” button to create a replication user. This user will be used by the replica server to authenticate with the primary server.

Finally, click the “Add Replica” button to add the replica server to the configuration. You will need to provide the IP address or hostname of the replica server, as well as the replication user credentials.

Step 4: Configure the Replica Server

After configuring the primary server, you can configure the replica server. To do this, log in to the Heimdal Data dashboard and select the replica server.

Next, click the “Create Replication Slot” button to create a replication slot for the replica server. This slot will be used to receive data from the primary server.

Then, click the “Configure Replica” button to configure the replica server. You will need to provide the IP address or hostname of the primary server, as well as the replication slot name and replication user credentials.

Step 5: Start Replication

Once the primary and replica servers are configured, you can start replication. To do this, log in to the Heimdal Data dashboard and select the primary server.

Next, click the “Start Replication” button to start replicating data to the replica server.

Step 6: Monitor Replication

After replication is started, you can monitor the replication status on the Heimdal Data dashboard. You can view the replication lag and replication throughput, as well as any errors or warnings.

If you encounter any issues with replication, you can troubleshoot using the Heimdal Data dashboard or CLI.

Conclusion

Setting up a PostgreSQL primary and replica using Heimdal Data is a simple process that can be completed in a few easy steps. By following this guide, you can quickly configure a high-availability database cluster that will ensure data integrity and availability for your applications.

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