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Re: After upgrade cleanup

From: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Carol Walter <walterc(at)indiana(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: After upgrade cleanup
Date: 2008-06-20 21:19:31
Message-ID: E199F56A-1571-4A52-88C0-568C519D87BE@decibel.org (view raw or flat)
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On Jun 19, 2008, at 8:13 AM, Carol Walter wrote:
> I just did an upgrade from 8.1 to 8.2.3.  We'll go up to 8.3.3 very  
> soon, but for reasons I won't go into, this intermediate step was  
> necessary.  My problem is, now that the upgrade is done, how can I  
> clean up the database from the old version.  I leave the original  
> database up as long as I can when I do an upgrade just in case I  
> need to revert to it.  Now I have the databases from two versions  
> on my server and I need to get rid of the old one.  Can I just  
> remove the old files from the data directories?  With other  
> systems, I've had trouble removing database files because upgrades  
> use certain files from old versions.  I don't want to break my new  
> database.  I'm on Solaris 10.


Not only does the new version not use files from the old, it doesn't  
even know it exists. You can just nuke all the 8.1 stuff.
-- 
Decibel!, aka Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect  decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
Give your computer some brain candy! www.distributed.net Team #1828


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