E.19. Postgres Pro Standard

Release date: 2018-02-14

E.19.1. Overview

This release is based on PostgreSQL 9.6.7 and Postgres Pro Standard All improvements inherited from PostgreSQL 9.6.7 are listed in PostgreSQL 9.6.7 Release Notes.

Major enhancements over Postgres Pro Standard include:

  • Updated pg_pathman module to version 1.4.9. This version fixes handling of ONLY in all kinds of queries. (See pg_pathman and Section F.36.1.1.)

  • Updated dump_stat module to version 1.1 that provides several bug fixes. (See dump_stat.)

  • Updated the PTRACK patch to version 1.4.

  • Implemented dynamic prepare of the psql history path on Windows systems.

  • Added support for TOAST to INCLUDED attributes for B-tree indexes.

E.19.2. Migration to Version

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

To upgrade from a Postgres Pro Standard version based on any previous PostgreSQL major release, make sure you have installed its latest minor version, and then perform a dump/restore using pg_dumpall or use the pg_upgrade utility.

To upgrade from a Postgres Pro Standard version based on the same PostgreSQL major release, a dump/restore is not required. If you are upgrading from Postgres Pro Standard, it is enough to install the new version into your current installation directory. When upgrading from Postgres Pro Standard or lower, you must also use the pgpro_upgrade script provided in this distribution. This script updates metadata information to handle catalog number format change introduced after Postgres Pro Standard If you are upgrading your Postgres Pro installation from a binary package, the pgpro_upgrade script is run automatically, unless you are prompted to run it manually.


If you run pgpro_upgrade manually, you must stop 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.

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


On RPM-based Linux distributions, if you are upgrading from version or lower, make sure to move the data directory from pgsql to the pgpro directory before running the pgpro_upgrade script.

To migrate from vanilla PostgreSQL 9.6.x, perform a dump/restore using pg_dumpall.