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Re: Insane behaviour in 8.3.3

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Achilleas Mantzios <achill(at)matrix(dot)gatewaynet(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Insane behaviour in 8.3.3
Date: 2012-06-15 16:59:05
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Well, I'd see about finding a way to upgrade to 8.3.19.  8.3.3 has
know data eating bugs.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Achilleas Mantzios
<achill(at)matrix(dot)gatewaynet(dot)com> wrote:
> On Παρ 15 Ιουν 2012 18:03:26 Scott Marlowe wrote:
>> Not talking about going to something after 8.3.19, just updating to
>> the latest 8.3 version.  On most systems it's a simple:
>>
>> sudo apt-get upgrade
>>
>> or similar and sit back and watch.
>
> Thanx, unfortunately we dont have TCP/IP connectivity to (most of) the ships, and AFAIK apt-get does not yet work
> over advanced UUCP/minicom/kermit or other equivalent hich-tech dial up connection.
> just joking :)
>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:24 AM, Achilleas Mantzios
>>
>> <achill(at)matrix(dot)gatewaynet(dot)com> wrote:
>> > On Παρ 15 Ιουν 2012 10:28:20 Scott Marlowe wrote:
>> >> You do realize you're missing four years of bug fixes right?
>> >
>> > On Πεμ 14 Ιουν 2012 11:39:35 Achilleas Mantzios wrote:
>> >> Unfortunately the remote installations are neither physically accessible
>> >> nor by TCP/IP accesible (comms are done via UUCP and administration via
>> >> minicom, and the costs are just huge 5 USD/min for 33Kbits/sec). So, i
>> >> would exhaust all posibilities before deciding to ship a new postgresql
>> >> version there, and remotely upgrade, physically travel to the ship or
>> >> even trying to do a backup/initdb/restore in the existing version. Any
>> >> help would be really really appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Also, as you might have understood, upgrading, although generally a good
>> >> idea, does not apply so easily in our case.
>> >
>> > And i forgot to mention, minicom term emulation quality sucks, even
>> > giving simple shell commands is a PITA, upgrading the whole fleet would
>> > mean bast case scenario minimum 21K USD for the whole fleet + suspension
>> > of all other activities for two months. If physical travel was involved,
>> > the cost would be increased at even higher levels.
>> >
>> >
>> > -
>> > Achilleas Mantzios
>> > IT DEPT
>
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> Achilleas Mantzios
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