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Re: migration of 7.4 to 8.1

From: Geoffrey <lists(at)serioustechnology(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: migration of 7.4 to 8.1
Date: 2008-03-13 16:17:18
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Geoffrey <lists(at)serioustechnology(dot)com> writes:
>> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>> I would avoid 8.3 without extensive testing. 8.2.6 is likely a better
>>> shot a minimizing one off incompatibilities.
> 
>> We are in a very similar situation in that we are looking to migrate 
>> from 7.4 to 8.3.  So seeing Scott's and Joshua's responses, I'm not sure 
>> if we should go with 8.2 or 8.3.
> 
> 7.4 to 8.2 isn't exactly a trivial jump either; there are enough
> incompatibilities that could bite you if you don't test your
> applications.  I don't think JD's argument above holds water.
> What does hold water is the observation that 8.3 is still at 8.3.0
> (though not for much longer) and has certainly got more bugs today
> than recent 8.2.x releases.  That should equalize out by, say,
> middle of the year.  So if you intend to go to production in the
> next month or two then 8.2.x is a safer bet.  If your release
> timeframe is a bit longer, then 8.3.x would be a good choice because
> it will perform better and be supported longer.  You'd want to be
> sure you were on 8.3.latest before going live of course.

Thanks Tom, that's the kind of feedback I was looking for.  We know 
we've got quite a bit of testing ahead of us with our move to 8.3, so I 
suspect that by the time we go live, it will be 8.3.1 or more.

-- 
Until later, Geoffrey

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
  - Benjamin Franklin

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