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Re: Postgres 8.5 partitioning

From: Devrim GÜNDÜZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>
To: Anj Adu <fotographs(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres 8.5 partitioning
Date: 2010-04-23 20:35:27
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On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 13:27 -0700, Anj Adu wrote:
> We are planning on deploying postgres 8.4 in a month or two to
> production. From the expected feature list for 8.5,

It is already 9.0.

> I have seen one on simplified table partitioning.
> Will 8.5  have table partitions as first-class objects (i.e not
> inheritted tables..but partitions)

No. That patch was not added to 9.0:

> Also..will 8.5 have a migration option to future releases without
> dump/restore (e.g 8.5 to 9 ) 

There is no such built-in functionality. However, probably pg_migrator
will be available for 9.0, too.

To sum up: 9.0 has big features, like replication, etc. IMHO it won't be
production ready for a few months after it is released (yeah, I'm a bit
optimistic here). So you should stick to 8.4 for now.
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