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Re: Upgrade in same major version

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Evan Rempel <erempel(at)uvic(dot)ca>
Cc: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Upgrade in same major version
Date: 2008-10-14 17:24:20
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Evan Rempel wrote:
> What this means is that you do not have to "update" the data repository (wherever your
> postgresql database is stored). All that needs to be done is to uninstall the old version,
> and install the new version. Start the new version and use the data where it sits.

Actually you don't need to uninstall the old version or delete the
files; a simple "make install" will overwrite them with the new copies,
if you install from source.  If you install from RPM or other package
methods, the "upgrade" operation should overwrite the files.

Alvaro Herrera                      
PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support

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