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Re: Yum upgrade of PostgreSQL 8.4 from to rc1 rendereddata unusable

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Konstantin Gredeskoul <kig(at)dropinmedia(dot)com>
Cc: Devrim GÜNDÜZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Yum upgrade of PostgreSQL 8.4 from to rc1 rendereddata unusable
Date: 2009-06-16 15:34:44
Message-ID: 20090616153444.GB7519@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Konstantin Gredeskoul escribió:

> Still, I consider automatic yum updates for Postgres fundamentally  
> broken, if they invalidate your database directory.   A 2 minute update 
> may cost an hour of downtime for someone who is not expecting this, like 
> I wasn't.

You shouldn't have been using unreleased versions in that case.  If you
want stability, stick to 8.3; and/or wait for 8.4 to be released.

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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