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Re: upgrade via rpm

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Gerd Koenig" <koenig(at)transporeon(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: upgrade via rpm
Date: 2008-12-07 20:51:58
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On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Gerd Koenig <koenig(at)transporeon(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello,
> we're planning an upgrade from Postgres 8.3.1 to latest 8.3.5 via rpm
> (Opensuse 10.3 - 64bit).
> Is it really that simple ?
> 1.) stop cluster (e.g. pg_ctl stop)
> 2.) perform the upgrade (rpm -Uvh *.rpm)
> 3.) start the cluster (pg_ctl start)
> thanks in advance....GERD.....

yep  but.
0.) take a backup  -- always just in case

assuming the rpms are built from the same .spec (i.e. things like
integer timestamps don't change) then it is that easy.

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