[CentOS-devel] CentOS/RHEL 5.3

Joshua Kramer josh at globalherald.net
Thu Jan 22 16:22:51 UTC 2009


> And then there's postgresql. One has to backup one's data before
> upgrading major postgresql releases and then restore into the new.

Not to veer completely off-topic, but the PostgreSQL Development Group 
(PGDG) are very good about making RHEL packages.  Unless the application 
you're using is constrained to the particular PG version supplied by the 
Upstream Provider, or you are paying the Upstream Provider for support and 
you want to stick with their packages - using the PGDG packages will 
provide you with more benefits than sticking with the OS-based packages, 
provided you can justify the time to dump-restore.  There really isn't a 
compelling reason to stick with 8.1, as 8.3 has many performance benefits.

Cheers,
-Josh

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