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Re: Heavy postgres process

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Guido Barosio" <gbarosio(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Kenneth Marshall" <ktm(at)rice(dot)edu>, Vivek_Sharan <Vivek_Sharan(at)infosys(dot)com>, "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Heavy postgres process
Date: 2008-09-17 21:38:49
Message-ID: 28412.1221687529@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Guido Barosio" <gbarosio(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Getting to the latest 7.4 server involves the same as going to the
> latest 8.x server, AFAIK, if we take in consideration that 7.4.8
> requires a dump & restore (meaning downtime).

(a) it does *not* require a dump and restore

(b) if you ignore the recommendations in the 7.4.8 notes and just
upgrade without doing anything else, then what you will have is a
7.4 system that still contains two security vulnerabilities.
Vulnerabilities that are in your 7.4.5 system today.  How are you
worse off?

This is about the lamest excuse for not updating I've ever heard.

			regards, tom lane

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