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Re: install new version of Redhat without deleting

From: FM <dist-list(at)LEXUM(dot)UMontreal(dot)CA>
To: Mailing List Postgres-Admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: install new version of Redhat without deleting
Date: 2005-10-19 16:57:07
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I'm usung RPMS so the RPMS will be exactly the same.
Of course I'll do my pgdump before my try.

Thank to you all !

Scott Marlowe wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 10:47, FM wrote:
>>Hello erverybody,
>>I need to install a new version of Redhat on my server.
>>On the distro, pgsql data are in : /var/lib/pgsql (which is mounted on 
>>its own partition).
>>Can I "just" install the new version of Redhat, reinstall the same 
>>version of Postgresql (7.4.8) ?
>>I'll do a pgdump all just in case
> It might work, but there are no guarantees.  The two versions basically
> need to have been compiled with a few different settings the same, or
> the new version won't be able to run on the old versions data
> directory.  Worth a try though.  As long as you have that pg_dump
> sitting around.
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