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Re: Upgrade from 8.1.4 to 8.1.9

From: Jeff Frost <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
To: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)uiuc(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Upgrade from 8.1.4 to 8.1.9
Date: 2007-06-25 03:08:58
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On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Campbell, Lance wrote:

> In order to upgrade from 8.1.4 to 8.1.9 I get the impression from the
> documentation I should do the following:
> 1)       stop my database
> 2)       back it up (just for safety purposes)
> 3)       install the new version overtop of the old one (I would
> actually rename the install directory of 8.1.4 before installing 8.1.9 -
> I am paranoid)
> 4)       then start PostgreSQL
> Since the version I am upgrading to is still version 8.1.X then I don't
> have to backup the old database and then restore it from backup into the
> new PostgreSQL version.  The configuration files are suppose to work
> just fine.  I just need to install the new version.


That's correct.  You can just stop the old version, install the new version 
and start it up, no dump/restore necessary.

Jeff Frost, Owner 	<jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
Frost Consulting, LLC
Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954

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