Announcing the Release of repmgr 5.2.0

Posted on 2020-10-23 by 2ndQuadrant, an EDB Company
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Oxford, United Kingdom - 22 October, 2020

2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of repmgr 5.2.0. This major release adds support for PostgreSQL 13 and includes several general improvements, important enhancements, and bug fixes.

repmgr is the most popular tool for PostgreSQL replication and failover management that enhances the built-in replication capabilities in PostgreSQL. It simplifies daily management of standby servers and allows smooth execution of administrative tasks such as switchover operations. The automatic failover capability of repmgr allows maximum database uptime and can be combined with other tools such as PgBouncer for high availability.

repmgr 5.2.0 adds the new --verify-backup option to run PostgreSQL's pg_verifybackup utility after cloning a standby to verify the integrity of the copied data (PostgreSQL 13 and later).

Furthermore, repmgr 5.2.0 enhances the failover_validation_command with additional parameters and the configuration option always_promote that is used to control whether a node should be promoted if the repmgr metadata is not up-to-date.

5.2.0 also removes the support for PostgreSQL 9.3, which was designated EOL in November 2018.

For a detailed list of all changes, please read the complete release notes here.

Upgrading to this version is highly recommended for all repmgr users. Upgrade instructions are available here.

Packages and installation documentation are available via 2ndQuadrant’s public RPM and APT repositories from 2ndQuadrant here.

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

repmgr is distributed under GPL v3.

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