Getting Started with Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL

Getting started with Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL includes completing the databases guided setup, configuring entities, and performing a test backup and restore.

Complete the Databases Guided Setup

To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.

To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle


    If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.

Step 3: Configure Entities

  1. Add an access node.

  2. Add a hypervisor.

  3. Add an instance.

  4. Add a database group for content that have different backup requirements.

Step 4: Create Alerts

Create alerts to receive automatic notification about operations, such as failed jobs.

Step 5: Perform the First Backup and Restore

  1. Back up a database group.

  2. Restore one or more databases.