Puppet module for managing PostgreSQL
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Puppet module for PostgreSQL resources

This module provides the following defined resource types for managing postgres:

  • postgresql::initdb
  • postgresql::db
  • postgresql::role
  • postgresql::user (just for clarity; users are roles in postgres)
  • postgresql::grant

And the fallback, analogous to exec resources, only for SQL statements:

  • postgresql::psql

Basic usage

    password => 'foo',

postgresql::grant{'grant select to marmot':
   grantee   => 'marmot',
   on_object => 'my_table',
   perm      => 'select',
   require   => Postgresql::User['marmot'],

etc, etc.

Automated testing

Install and setup an RVM with vagrant, sahara, and rspec

$ curl -L get.rvm.io | bash -s stable
$ rvm install 1.9.3
$ rvm use --create 1.9.3@puppet-postgresql
$ gem install vagrant sahara rspec

Run the tests like so:

$ (cd spec; vagrant up)
$ rspec -f -d -c

The test suite will snapshot the VM and rollback between each test.

Next, take a look at the manifests used for the automated tests.



Copyright and License

Copyright 2012 Inkling Systems, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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