E.9. Postgres Pro

Release date: 2018-05-18

E.9.1. Overview

This release is based on PostgreSQL 9.5.13 and Postgres Pro All improvements inherited from PostgreSQL 9.5.13 are listed in PostgreSQL 9.5.13 Release Notes.

Major enhancements over Postgres Pro include:

  • Updated pg_pathman module to version 1.4.11. As compared to version 1.4.9, the following enhancements were introduced:

    • Fixed an issue with duplicate entries in query results for inherited tables. In general, pg_pathman does not support multilevel partitioning.

    • Fixed a spurious table is being partitioned now error raised by partition_table_concurrently().

    • Relaxed check constraint handling.

    • Fixed incorrect usage of memcpy() in start_bgworker().

    • For a full list of changes, see pg_pathman Wiki.

  • Fixed an issue with pasting strings that include symbols of different character sets from clipboard to psql on Windows systems.

E.9.2. Migration to Version

Depending on your current installation, the upgrade procedure will differ.

If you are running Postgres Pro, it is enough to install the version into the same directory. For earlier Postgres Pro versions, pgpro_upgrade script is required to complete the upgrade:

  • If you are upgrading your installation from a binary package, and your database is in the default location, pgpro_upgrade is run automatically, unless you are prompted to run it manually.

  • If you compiled Postgres Pro from source code or created your database in a non-default location, you must run pgpro_upgrade script manually.


Before launching pgpro_upgrade manually, you must stop the postgres service. The script must be run on behalf of the user owning the database (typically postgres). Running pgpro_upgrade as root will result in an error. For details, see pgpro_upgrade.

To migrate to this version from vanilla PostgreSQL, perform a dump/restore using pg_dumpall.