How To Install PostgreSQL on Debian 10 Buster

Install PostgreSQL on Debian 10 Buster

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PostgreSQL on Debian 10 Buster. For those of you who didn’t know, PostgreSQL or Postgres is an open source relational database management system. It is popular and has many advanced features like reliable transactions and concurrency without read locks.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation PostgreSQL on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

Install PostgreSQL on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing PostgreSQL on Debian 10.

PostgreSQL is available in the default repositories. Now, Install PostgreSQL packages using apt command:

Once the installation is completed, the PostgreSQL service will start automatically. You can verify the installation using the below command:

It will show result output as given below:

Step 3. Accessing the PostgreSQL command prompt.

After installing the PostgreSQL database server, by default, it creates a user ‘postgres’ with role ‘postgres’. It also creates a system account with same name ‘postgres’. So to connect to postgres server, login to your system as user postgres and connect database:

Now you are logged in to the PostgreSQL database server. To check login info use the following command from the database command prompt:

To disconnect from the PostgreSQL database command prompt just type the below command and press enter. It will return you back to the Ubuntu command prompt:

Create a new user and database:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the PostgreSQL Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PostgreSQL in Debian 10 Buster systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PostgreSQL website.

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