Announcing the Release of repmgr 4.0

Posted on 2017-11-21 by 2ndQuadrant, an EDB Company
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Oxford, United Kingdom - November 21, 2017

2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of repmgr 4.0. repmgr has been the most popular tool for PostgreSQL replication and failover management since 2010. It enhances and complements PostgreSQL's built-in replication capabilities, making it easy to set up and manage standby servers, check replication status, and perform administrative tasks such as switchover operations.

The repmgrd daemon provides automatic failover capability to maximise database uptime and can easily be integrated with other tools such as PgBouncer for high application availability.

This new release is a complete rewrite of the existing repmgr codebase, implementing repmgr as a fully-fledged PostgreSQL extension and providing full support for the recently released PostgreSQL 10. This release includes other important enhancements, some of which are listed below:

  • Improved switchover functionality
  • Redesigned failover mechanism
  • --dry-run mode for many operations
  • New “repmgr node rejoin” command to reintegrate former primaries
  • Replication monitoring checks
  • Improved logging output
  • Automatic configuration file detection in RPM and DEB packages
  • Easier upgrade process for future repmgr versions

Read the full release notes for repmgr 4.0 here

repmgr is developed and maintained by 2ndQuadrant. It is fully supported by their respected 24/7 Production Support, providing the fastest and highest rated response service for PostgreSQL anywhere and is available worldwide. repmgr is distributed under GPL v3.

Repmgr 4 download and installation instructions are available here

About 2ndQuadrant

2ndQuadrant is the Gold Standard for PostgreSQL Products & Services and consistently contributes enterprise features to enhance performance, scalability, security, and stability in PostgreSQL. Spanning 22 countries and 5 continents, 2ndQuadrant is the largest single collective organization of PostgreSQL experts. We have adopted the open source business model and are Platinum sponsors for the PostgreSQL project. Our focus on service quality is reflected in the consistent best-in-class NPS of over 75 for more than 2 years.