The  uses a PostgreSQL database to manage platform metadata. This section describes how to install and initialize the database in PostgreSQL.

For more information on the supported versions of Postgres, see System Requirements.

NOTE: If you are installing the databases on an instance of Amazon RDS, additional setup is required first. See Install Databases on Amazon RDS.

If you are concerned about durability and disaster recovery of your , your enterprise backup procedures should include the . For more information on Postgres backup, see (version 9.3) http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/backup.html.