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PostgreSQL Upgrade recommendations

From: "Andrew Parkyns" <andrew(dot)parkyns(at)microgen(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: PostgreSQL Upgrade recommendations
Date: 2004-08-09 11:03:57
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I've just joined this morning and I wonder if anyone could help? I'd like
some opinions / war stories / suggestions/ recommendations whatever on
PostgreSQL upgrades.


We have a PostgreSQL 7.2.1 server on Linux RHL 9 Enterprise / Intel port.


I am quite new to Postgres (my day job is an Oracle DBA) but I am
experienced in handling critical upgrades etc. on other platforms. 


Feedback from the Forum, please, on:


*	I want an up-to-date upgrade version, not too new and unstable.
Which one? 7.4.x? Wait for 7.5? I don't want to do this too often so I would
like to space major upgrade intervals by at least 12 months if possible.
*	Any really pressing reasons to move off 7.2.x ? Nasty bugs not
patches until later versions? 
*	3rd party software Incompatibility issues?
*	Reasons of performance / functionality?


I would be most grateful to receive feedback from anyone out there. Very
much looking forward to your replies



Andrew Parkyns

Microgen plc., 

Welwyn Garden City


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