Announcing The Release of repmgr 4.0.6

Posted on 2018-06-14 by 2ndQuadrant, an EDB Company
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Oxford, United Kingdom - June 14, 2018

2ndQuadrant today announced the release of repmgr 4.0.6.

repmgr is the most popular tool for PostgreSQL replication and failover management. It enhances and complements the built-in replication capabilities in PostgreSQL, 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 maximize database uptime, and can easily be integrated with other tools such as PgBouncer for high application availability.

This release contains usability enhancements and bug fixes. Packages are available via public RPM and APT repositories from 2ndQuadrant. Installation packages documentation is available here.

Usability enhancements included in repmgr 4.0.6 are:

  • Detect node connection issues. Return non-zero exit code in case repmgr_ cluster_ crosscheck and repmgr_ cluster_ matrix return an error.
  • Improve handling of external file copying configuration. Additional checks are performed before cloning a standby, making sure configuration files are properly copied.
  • Force log level to INFO. Ensure --dry-run option output is always displayed.

For a detailed list of all changes and bug fixes, please read the full release notes here

We recommend upgrading to this version as soon as possible. This release can be installed as a simple package upgrade from repmgr 4.x; repmgrd (if running) should be restarted.

Source files can be downloaded here and installation instructions are available here.

repmgr is distributed under GPL v3.

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