Chapter 19. Managing Databases

Table of Contents
19.1. Overview
19.2. Creating a Database
19.3. Template Databases
19.4. Database Configuration
19.5. Destroying a Database
19.6. Tablespaces

Every instance of a running PostgreSQL server manages one or more databases. Databases are therefore the topmost hierarchical level for organizing SQL objects ( "database objects" ). This chapter describes the properties of databases, and how to create, manage, and destroy them.