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14.4 If You Are Upgrading - Suggested Improvements

From: "Thomas F(dot) O'Connell" <tf(at)o(dot)ptimized(dot)com>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: 14.4 If You Are Upgrading - Suggested Improvements
Date: 2007-01-20 22:48:12
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I've done a number of upgrades of postgres from one minor release to  
another, and unless I'm missing something, there's nothing anywhere  
in section 14 that provides documentation on how to do this.

Generally, it's as simple as:

make install
pg_ctl stop [or equivalent, if stop scripts exist]
pg_ctl start -D <data directory> [or equivalent, if start scripts exist]

But it seems like it would be helpful for administrators to break  
down 14.4 into two sections:

14.4.1 - If You Are Upgrading a Minor Release
14.4.2 - If You Are Upgrading a Major Release (or a Release Requiring  
an initdb)

Just a suggestion. If this strikes others as a good idea, I'd be  
happy to draft something.

Thomas F. O'Connell

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