What do you need to know in order to run a PostgreSQL system? This talk, by Simon Riggs, attempts to summarize many of the ideas, tasks, and tools that PostgreSQL administrators need to know in order to do their jobs effectively. How should you think about your job as a PostgreSQL DBA? What sorts of monitors should you put on your system? What settings should you avoid to reduce the chance of disaster? If you’re running one or most PostgreSQL systems, then this talk will give you some ideas for how to ensure they run smoothly — and continue to do so.