This topic describes the components of PolarTools. This topic also describes how to download and install PolarTools.

Overview

PolarTools is a set of PolarDB client tools for Linux. PolarTools consists of the following tools:

  • psql: the tool used by clients to connect to native PostgreSQL databases.

    For more information, see the psql topic on the PostgreSQL official site.

  • pg_dump: the logical backup tool of PostgreSQL. You can use this tool to back up a database of a cluster.

    For more information, see the pg_dump topic on the PostgreSQL official site.

  • pg_dumpall: the logical backup tool of PostgreSQL. You can use this tool to back up all databases of a cluster at a time.

    For more information, see the pg_dumpall topic on the PostgreSQL official site.

  • pg_restore: the tool used to restore PostgreSQL databases from backup files that are created by pg_dump and pg_dumpall.

    For more information, see the pg_restore topic on the PostgreSQL official site.

Download and install PolarTools

  1. Download the PolarTools installation package.
  2. Run the following command to install PolarTools:
    rpm -ivh PolarDB-O-Tools-0200-2.0.0-.alios7.x86_64.rpm
    Note Use the name of your installation package to replace the sample name used in the preceding command.
    After the tool is installed, the tool appears in the /u01/polardb_o_tools_current/bin/ directory of the system.