Using the Postgres Operator

After you install the Postgres Operator, you can use it to deploy and manage Postgres instances. To interact with the Postgres Operator, you place a set of instructions into a YAML-formatted configuration file (a Kubernetes manifest) and then use the kubectl utility to send the file instructions to the operator. The Postgres Operator is then responsible for following the instructions that you provide, and also for maintaining the state of the Postgres instance according to the properties that you defined.

The following sections describe how to deploy a new Postgres instance and perform other common administration tasks with Tanzu Postgres.