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Bruce Momjian: Windows and Shared Buffers

planet postgresql - 2018-12-18(火) 02:30:01

Perhaps one overlooked change in Postgres 10 was the removal of the recommendation of smaller shared_buffers on Windows. This email thread discussed its removal. So, if you have been minimizing the size of shared_buffers on Windows, you can stop now.

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Sebastian Insausti: PostgreSQL on the Rise: 2018 Postgres Findings & 2019 Trends

planet postgresql - 2018-12-17(月) 22:21:47

A strong community coupled with an increasingly stable and feature-rich platform are making PostgreSQL a strong contender for replacing the “big boys” of enterprise data. We here at Severalnines have also seen this trend and the growth of popularity of PostgreSQL. Below we will look at the future of PostgreSQL and why its growth is booming!

PostgreSQL Market Rise

According to DB-Engines PostgreSQL is the number four top database in use today and the number two most used open source database (behind MySQL). What’s interesting about this ranking however is the year-over-year score change that shows MySQL dropping in the triple digits while PostgreSQL is increasing by more than 75 points.

Source: DB-Engines. Database Rankings December 2018

DB-Engines also declared PostgreSQL as the DBMS of the Year for 2017, the 2018 winner has not yet been announced.

The 2018 Stack Overflow survey found PostgreSQL ranked as number three as the top used database technologies behind MySQL and SQL Server. This is particularly interesting considering Stack Overflow is primarily a site for developers and in spite of this PostgreSQL is still preferred over MongoDB (which is a favorite amongst that audience).

Source: Stack Overflow 2018 User Survey

In an article titled Why Oracle's missteps have led to PostgreSQL's 'moment' in the database market” author Matt Asay said “Postgres is cool in part because of how great a database it is, and partly because it's the clearest like-for-like alternative to Oracle, which no one seems to want to use if they have any choice in the matter. No wonder, then, that out of all databases in existence, Postgres outperformed them all in terms of rising popularity.”

This sentiment was echoed by Tony Baer in his article Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL? , who said “it has become the go-to open source platform for third parties seeking to deliver their own relational database products. That is directly attributable to the conservative nature of the open source project that has prioritized stability

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Michael Paquier: Postgres 12 highlight - Controlling SSL protocol

planet postgresql - 2018-12-15(土) 10:46:34

The following commit has happened in Postgres 12, adding a feature which allows to control and potentially enforce the protocol SSL connections can use when connecting to the server:

commit: e73e67c719593c1c16139cc6c516d8379f22f182 author: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e@gmx.net> date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:49:01 +0100 Add settings to control SSL/TLS protocol version For example: ssl_min_protocol_version = 'TLSv1.1' ssl_max_protocol_version = 'TLSv1.2' Reviewed-by: Steve Singer <steve@ssinger.info> Discussion: https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/1822da87-b862-041a-9fc2-d0310c3da173@2ndquadrant.com

As mentioned in the commit message, this commit introduces two new GUC parameters:

  • ssl_min_protocol_version, to control the minimal version used as communication protocol.
  • ssl_max_protocol_version, to control the maximum version used as communication protocol.

Those can also take different values, which defer depending on what the version of OpenSSL PostgreSQL is compiled with is able to support or not, with values going from TLS 1.0 to 1.3: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2, TLSv1.3. An empty string can also be used for the maximum, to mean that anything is supported, which gives more flexibility for upgrades. Note that within a given rank, the latest protocol will be the one used by default.

Personally, I find the possibility to enforce that quite useful, as up to Postgres 11 the backend has been taking automatically the newest protocol available with SSLv2 and SSLv3 disabled by being hardcoded in the code. However sometimes there are requirements which pop up, telling to make sure that at least a given TLS protocol needs to be enforced. Such things would not matter for most users but for some large organizations sometimes it makes sense to enforce some control. This is also useful for testing a protocol when doing development on a specific patch, which can happen when working on things like SSL-specific things for authentication. Another area where this can be useful is if a flaw is found in a specific protocol to mak

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SunshinePHP 2019

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Will Leinweber: \watch ing Star Wars in Postgres

planet postgresql - 2018-12-15(土) 04:54:00

I recently had the honor of speaking at the last Keep Ruby Weird. A good part of the talk dealt with Postgres and since Citus is a Postgres company I figured sharing those parts on the blog would be a good idea. If you’d like to see it in talk form, or you’d also like to know how to watch movies rendered as emojis in your terminal, I encourge you to watch the talk.

So, obviously we want to watch Star Wars in psql. The first step though is getting all of the frames into a format that makes sense. http://asciimation.co.nz by Simon Jansen is an ASCII version of Star Wars, and is perfect for our needs. Simon hand drew all of the frames and it looks like this:

==== Help me, o o~~ Obi-Wan Kenobi! _\O /_ ___ / \ / \ /() \ //| | |\\ _|_____|_ // | | |// ,@ | | === | | // | | // /=- |_| O |_|(' |===(| || || O || | || | || ||__*__|| (_)(_) --~~--- |~ \___/ ~| |_||_| | | /=\ /=\ /=\ |_||_| _________|_____|______[_]_[_]_[_]____/__][__\______________________

We can get all of the data using curl as long as we get it using gzip, and then we can extract the frames out of the single, very long javacript line that starts with var film =. The format is a number representing how many times this particular frame should be repeated and is followed by fourteen lines separated by new line characters.

raw = File.readlines("site.html") .find {|line| line.start_with? "var film"} .encode('UTF-8','binary',invalid: :replace,undef: :replace,replace: '') .gsub(%q{\'},"'")[12..-16] .split('\n') .each_slice(14)

Once we have that we can store it in a postgres table

CREATE TABLE film ( i serial PRIMARY KEY, count int NOT NULL, frame text NOT NULL ); require 'sequel' db = Sequel.connect("postgre[...]
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Bruce Momjian: Micro-Optimizations

planet postgresql - 2018-12-14(金) 23:30:02

This email thread discusses the tradeoffs of adding optimization improvements that affect only a small percentage of queries, i.e., micro-optimizations. The big sticking point is that we don't know if the time required to check for these optimizations is worth it. For short-running queries, it probably isn't, but for long-running queries, it probably is. The problem is that we don't know the final cost of the query until the end the optimization stage — this makes it impossible to decide if checks for micro-optimizations are worthwhile during optimization.

During the email discussion, optimizing X = X clauses was considered to be a win for all queries, so was applied. Optimization to convert OR queries to use UNION is still being considered. Figuring out a way to estimate the cost before optimization starts was recently discussed.

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Bruce Momjian: Optimizer Hints

planet postgresql - 2018-12-13(木) 00:30:01

You might know that Postgres has optimizer hints listed as a feature we do not want to implement. I have covered this topic in the past.

This presentation from Tatsuro Yamada covers the trade-offs of optimizer hints in more detail than I have ever seen before. Starting on slide 29, Yamada-san explains the number-one reason to use optimizer hints — as a short-term fix for inefficient query plans. He uses pg_hint_plan (produced by NTT) to fix inefficient plans in his use case. He then goes on to consider possible non-hint solutions to inefficient plans, such as recording data distributions found during execution for use in the optimization of later queries.

Most interesting to me was his reproduction of the optimizer hints discussion on the Postgres wiki, including his analysis of how pg_hint_plan fits that criteria. There are certainly environments where optimizer hints are helpful, and it seems Yamada-san has found one. The reason the community does not plan to support hints is that it is considered likely that optimizer hints would cause more problems for users than they solve. While Postgres has some crude manual optimizer controls, it would certainly be good if Postgres could come up with additional solutions that further minimize the occurrence of significantly inefficient plans.

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Luca Ferrari: PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Now Available!

planet postgresql - 2018-12-12(水) 09:00:00

A quick start guide on implementing and deploying code to PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Now Available!

Near the end of November, Packt published the book PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming Quick Start Guide, authored by me.



*This post has the only aim of describing the book contents and the reason behind choices related to it.**

Following a consolidated tradition, Packt is producing more and more books on PostgreSQL and related technologies, and this is the first one that covers aspects about the freshly released PostgreSQL 11 version.

Nevertheless, this does not mean that the book is only for PostgreSQL 11 users and administrators: it covers topics, concepts and provide examples that can be use as-is or ported to older versions of PostgreSQL, as well as probably to newer ones. In fact, while the book code examples have been tested against a PostgreSQL 11 cluster, only the examples related to the new object PROCEDURE, introduced by PostgreSQL 11, are strongly tied to such a version.

This book is a Quick Start Guide, and therefore it has a very practical approach to a limited scope, and only that. Therefore the book assumes you are able to install, manage and run a PostgreSQL 11 cluster, that you know how to connect and how to handle basic SQL statements. A basic knowledge in general programming is also required.

The book consists of 10 chapters, each focusing on a particular aspect of developing and deploying code within a PostgreSQL cluster. The main programming language used in the book is PL/pgSQL, the default procedural language for PostgreSQL; however several examples are...

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Achilleas Mantzios: Using PostgreSQL Logical Replication to Maintain an Always Up-to-Date Read/Write TEST Server

planet postgresql - 2018-12-12(水) 02:53:42

In this blog entry we’ll talk about logical replication in PostgreSQL: its use cases, general information on the status of this technology, and a special use case in particular on how to setup a subscriber (replica) node of the primary server in order to function as the database server for the testing environment, and the challenges met.

Intro

Logical replication, officially introduced in PostgreSQL 10, is the latest replication technology offered by the PostgreSQL community. Logical replication is a continuation of the legacy of physical replication with which it shares a lot of ideas and code. Logical replication works like physical replication using the WAL to record logical changes independent from the version or specific architecture. In order to be able to provide logical replication to the core offering the PostgreSQL community has gone a long way.

Types of replication and History of PostgreSQL replication

The types of replication in databases can be classified as follows:

  • Physical (AKA binary) replication
    • Operating system level (vSphere replication)
    • File system level (DRBD)
    • Database level (WAL based)
  • Logical replication (Database level)
    • Trigger based (DBMirror, Slony)
    • Middleware (pgpool)
    • WAL based (pglogical, Logical Replication)

The roadmap that brings to today’s WAL based logical replication was:

  • 2001: DBMirror (trigger based)
  • 2004: Slony1 (trigger based), pgpool (middleware)
  • 2005: PITR (WAL based) introduced in PostgreSQL 8.0
  • 2006: Warm standby in PostgreSQL 8.2
  • 2010: Physical streaming replication, hot standby in PostgreSQL 9.0
  • 2011: Synchronous streaming replication in PostgreSQL 9.1
  • 2012: Cascading streaming replication in PostgreSQL 9.2
  • 2013: Background workers in PostgreSQL 9.3
  • 2014: Logical decoding API, replication slots. (The foundations for Logical Replication) in PostgreSQL 9.4
  • 2015: 2ndQuadrant introduces pglogical, the ancestor or Logical Replication
  • 2017: Logical Replication in core PostgreSQL 10!

As we can see lots of technologies collaborated to make Logical Replication a r

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Joshua Drake: PostgresConf 2019: Early bird tickets now available and CFP still open

planet postgresql - 2018-12-12(水) 02:20:00
We are pleased to announce that Early Bird tickets to Postgres Conference 2019 are now available. Whether you are seeking a world class big data and analytics learning opportunity from the Greenplum Summit, a deep dive from the Google Cloud Summit, Regulated Industry Information from the Regulated Industry track, or a dizzying amount of learning opportunities from over 100 breakout sessions, PostgresConf 2019 is the show not to miss! Oh, and did we mention there will be training options as well?

Register here: https://postgresconf.org/conferences/2019

Call For Papers is still open! Submit your presentation at the above link.
 

PostgresConf would be impossible without the generous support of our sponsors including: EnterpriseDB, Pivotal, Google, Microsoft and 2ndQuadrant.
Thanks for all of the support and we look forward to seeing you in March!

The Postgres Conference Organizer Team

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Laurenz Albe: Be prepared for prepared transactions

planet postgresql - 2018-12-11(火) 18:00:45

Prepared transactions are disabled in PostgreSQL by default, since the parameter max_prepared_transactions has the default value 0.

You don’t need prepared transactions in most cases. However, they can cause nasty problems, so I think that everybody who runs a PostgreSQL database should understand them.

To illustrate these problems, I’ll show you how to use prepared transactions to get a PostgreSQL into an inaccessible state.

 

What are prepared transactions?

Normally, a database transaction that spans multiple statements is ended with COMMIT or ROLLBACK. With prepared transactions, another step is added:

  1. BEGIN or START TRANSACTION: starts a transaction as usual.
  2. PREPARE TRANSACTION 'name': prepares the transaction for commit or rollback and assigns a name to it.
  3. { COMMIT | ROLLBACK } PREPARED 'name': commits or rolls back a previously prepared transaction.

 

The PREPARE TRANSACTION step performs all actions that may fail during COMMIT. That way, both COMMIT PREPARED and ROLLBACK PREPARED are guaranteed to succeed once a transaction is prepared. Moreover, PREPARE TRANSACTION persists the still open transaction, so that it will survive a crash or server restart.

Once a transaction is prepared, it is complete. Subsequent SQL statements belong to different transactions. You cannot do anything with a prepared transaction except COMMIT PREPARED and ROLLBACK PREPARED.

 

What is the use of prepared transactions?

Prepared transactions are used to implement “distributed transactions”.
Distributed transactions are transactions that affect more than one data source.
The protocol is as follows:

  1. Start a transaction on all data sources involved in the transaction.
  2. Modify data in the data sources. If there is a problem, ROLLBACK all involved transactions.
  3. Once you are done, PREPARE all involved transactions.
  4. If the PREPARE step fails in any of the transactions, issue ROLLBACK PREPARED everywhere.
  5. If the PREPARE step succeeds everywhere, COMMIT PREPARED all involved transactions.

 

This so-called “two-phase commit protocol”

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Peter Bengtsson: How I performance test PostgreSQL locally on macOS

planet postgresql - 2018-12-11(火) 04:18:36

It's weird to do performance analysis of a database you run on your laptop. When testing some app, your local instance probably has 1/1000 the amount of realistic data compared to a production server. Or, you're running a bunch of end-to-end integration tests whose PostgreSQL performance doesn't make sense to measure.

Anyway, if you are doing some performance testing of an app that uses PostgreSQL one great tool to use is pghero. I use it for my side-projects and it gives me such nice insights into slow queries that I'm willing to live with the cost that it is to run it on a production database.

This is more of a brain dump of how I run it locally:

First, you need to edit your postgresql.conf. Even if you used Homebrew to install it, it's not clear where the right config file is. Start psql (on any database) and type this to find out which file is the one:

$ psql kintobench kintobench=# show config_file; config_file ----------------------------------------- /usr/local/var/postgres/postgresql.conf (1 row)

Now, open /usr/local/var/postgres/postgresql.conf and add the following lines:

# Peterbe: From Pghero's configuration help. shared_preload_libraries = 'pg_stat_statements' pg_stat_statements.track = all

Now, to restart the server use:

▶ brew services restart postgresql Stopping `postgresql`... (might take a while) ==> Successfully stopped `postgresql` (label: homebrew.mxcl.postgresql) ==> Successfully started `postgresql` (label: homebrew.mxcl.postgresql)

The next thing you need is pghero itself and it's easy to run in docker. So to start, you need Docker for mac installed. You also need to know the database URL. Here's how I ran it:

docker run -ti -e DATABASE_URL=postgres://peterbe:@host.docker.internal:5432/kintobench -p 8080:8080 ankane/pghero

Note the trick of peterbe:@host.docker.internal because I don't use a password but inside the Docker container it doesn't know my terminal username. And the host.docker.internal is so the Docker container can reach the PostgreSQL installed on the

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Jonathan Katz: Get Started Running PostgreSQL on Kubernetes

planet postgresql - 2018-12-11(火) 02:42:50

Interested in running PostgreSQL natively on Kubernetes? Let's look at a few quick steps to get up and running with the open source Crunchy PostgreSQL Operator for Kubernetes on your choice of Kubernetes deployment.

The Crunchy PostgreSQL Operator (aka "pgo") provides a quickstart script to automate the deployment of the Crunchy PostgreSQL Operator to a number of popular Kubernetes environments, including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) and Pivotal Container Service (PKS). You can download the quickstart script here:

The script will deploy the operator to a GKE Kubernetes cluster or an OpenShift Container Platform cluster. The script assumes you have a StorageClass defined for persistence.

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Bruce Momjian: Allocating Work_mem

planet postgresql - 2018-12-11(火) 01:45:01

I have already discussed the complexities of allocating shared_buffers, work_mem, and the remainder as kernel cache. However, even if these could be optimally configured, work_mem (and its related setting maintenance_work_mem) are configured per query, and potentially can be allocated multiple times if multiple query nodes require it. So, even if you know the optimal amount of work_mem to allocate for the entire cluster, you still have to figure out how to allocate it among sessions.

This detailed email thread explores some possible ways to simplify this problem, but comes up with few answers. As stated, it is a hard problem, and to do it right is going to take a lot of work. Even DB2's solution to the problem was criticized, though it was our initial approach to solving the problem. With additional parallelism, configuring work_mem is getting even more complex for users, to say nothing of the complexity of allocating parallel workers itself.

This is eventually going to have to be addressed, and doing it in pieces is not going to be fruitful. It is going to need an entirely new subsystem, perhaps with dynamic characteristics unseen in any other Postgres modules.

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Alexey Lesovsky: Keeping Postgres tidy with partitioning

planet postgresql - 2018-12-10(月) 23:43:00
If you are in doubt whether partitioning is a useful tool with this one example I'm hoping you won’t wonder any further.
Let’s assume we have some historical data, such as logs, jobs, actions, events, metrics or something else, that stored in the database.

=# select pg_size_pretty(pg_relation_size('history_log'));
 pg_size_pretty
----------------
 155 GB

=# select count(*) from history_log;
   count
------------
 2102342910

At some point, we decide to clean old events.

=# delete from history_log where updated_at < '2018-11-01';
DELETE 1885782465
Time: 327220.719 ms (12:05.221)

The query would take twelve minutes to complete. However, during this action there is a less noticeable process that takes place - query would generate certain amount of WAL that will then need to be transferred into all standbys.

Ok, let’s check how many rows there would be in the table.

=# select count(*) from history_log;
   count
-----------
 216560445

=# select 100 * 1885782465::bigint / 2102342910;
 ?column?
----------
       89
It seems we deleted something around of 89% of the table, but let’s check its size.

=# select pg_size_pretty(pg_relation_size('history_log'));
 pg_size_pretty
----------------
 155 GB

Huh, the size hasn’t been changed?!

The thing is, Postgres never performs real deletion. It just marks rows as removed. Later on, space occupied by these "removed" rows will be cleared by vacuum and the available space can again be used for new rows, however, this space still belongs to a table. In some rare circumstances, table can be partially truncated and the free space can be returned to the file system.

Using partitioning for storing historical data can work wonders. It would allow us to drop old data quickly, without overhead related to WAL generation, so it would immediately free up space.
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PHPKonf Istanbul PHP Conference 2019 - Call for Papers

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Regina Obe: PostGIS 2.5.1 Bundle for Windows

planet postgresql - 2018-12-10(月) 09:18:00

PostGIS 2.5.1 was released on November 18th 2018 and I finished off packaging the PostGIS 2.5.1 windows builds and installers targeted for PostgreSQL EDB distribution this weekend and pushing them up to stackbuilder. This covers PostgreSQL 9.4-11 64-bit and PostgreSQL 95-10 (32bit).

Note that PostGIS 2.5 series will be the last of the PostGIS 2s. Goodbye PostGIS 2.* and start playing with the in-development version of PostGIS 3. Snapshot binaries for PostGIS 3.0 windows development are also available on the PostGIS windows download page. These should work for both BigSQL and EDB distributions.

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Lee Hampton: Evaluating High Availability Solutions for TimescaleDB + PostgreSQL

planet postgresql - 2018-12-08(土) 01:00:04

How we evaluated several third-party tools and ultimately selected Patroni as our preferred method.

If you are working with a database, you already know that high availability (HA) is a requirement for any reliable system. A proper HA setup eliminates the problem of a single point-of-failure by providing multiple places to get the same data, and an automated way of selecting a proper location with which to read and write data. PostgreSQL typically achieves HA by replicating the data on the primary database to one or more read-only replicas.

Streaming replication is the primary method of replication supported by TimescaleDB. It works by having the primary database server stream its write-ahead log (WAL) entries to its database replicas. Each replica then replays these log entries against its own database to reach a state consistent with the primary database.

Unfortunately, such streaming replication alone does not ensure that users don’t encounter some loss of uptime (“availability”) when a server crashes. If the primary node fails or becomes unreachable, there needs to be a method to promote one of the read replicas to become the new primary. And the faster that this failover occurs, the smaller the window of unavailability a user will see. One simple approach to such promotion is by manually performing it through a few PostgreSQL commands. On the other hand, automatic failover refers to a mechanism by which the system detects when a primary has failed, fully removes it from rotation (sometimes called fencing), promotes one read replica to primary status, and ensures the rest of the system is aware of the new state.

While PostgreSQL supports HA through its various replication modes, automatic failover is not something it supports out of the box. There are a number of third-party solutions that provide HA and automatic failover for PostgreSQL, many of which work with TimescaleDB because they also leverage streaming replication.

In this post, we will discuss how we evaluated third-party failover solutions and share

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Bruce Momjian: The Memory Resource Triad

planet postgresql - 2018-12-07(金) 23:45:01

There are three resources that affect query performance: CPU, memory, and storage. Allocating CPU and storage for optimal query performance is straightforward, or at least linear. For CPU, for each query you must decide the optimal number of CPUs to allocate for parallel query execution. Of course, only certain queries can benefit from parallelism, and the optimal number of CPU changes based on the other queries being executed. So, it isn't simple, but it is linear.

For storage, it is more of a binary decision — should the table or index be stored on fast media (SSDs) or slow media (magnetic disks), particularly fast random access. (Some NAS servers have even more finely-grained tiered storage.) It takes analysis to decide the optimal storage type for each table or index, but the Postgres statistic views can help to identify which objects would benefit.

Unfortunately, for memory, resource allocation is more complex. Rather than being a linear or binary problem, it is a multi-dimensional problem — let me explain. As stated above, for CPUs you have to decide how many CPUs to use, and for storage, what type. For memory, you have to decide how much memory to allocate to shared_buffers at database server start, and then decide how much memory to allocate to each query for sorting and hashing via work_mem. What memory that is not allocated gets used as kernel cache, which Postgres relies on for consistent performance (since all reads and writes go through that cache). So, to optimize memory allocation, you have to choose the best sizes for:

  1. shared buffers (fixed size at server start)
  2. work_mem (potentially optimized per query based on workload)
  3. kernel buffers (the remainder)

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Sebastian Insausti: How to Upgrade PostgreSQL10 to PostgreSQL11 with Zero Downtime

planet postgresql - 2018-12-07(金) 20:34:04

Historically, the hardest task when working with PostgreSQL has been dealing with the upgrades. The most intuitive upgrade way you can think of is to generate a replica in a new version and perform a failover of the application into it. With PostgreSQL, this was simply not possible in a native way. To accomplish upgrades you needed to think of other ways of upgrading, such as using pg_upgrade, dumping and restoring, or using some third party tools like Slony or Bucardo, all of them having their own caveats.

Why was this? Because of the way PostgreSQL implements replication.

PostgreSQL built-in streaming replication is what is called physical: it will replicate the changes on a byte-by-byte level, creating an identical copy of the database in another server. This method has a lot of limitations when thinking of an upgrade, as you simply cannot create a replica in a different server version or even in a different architecture.

So, here is where PostgreSQL 10 becomes a game changer. With these new versions 10 and 11, PostgreSQL implements built-in logical replication which, in contrast with physical replication, you can replicate between different major versions of PostgreSQL. This, of course, opens a new door for upgrading strategies.

In this blog, let's see how we can upgrade our PostgreSQL 10 to PostgreSQL 11 with zero downtime using logical replication. First of all, let's go through an introduction to logical replication.

What is logical replication?

Logical replication is a method of replicating data objects and their changes, based upon their replication identity (usually a primary key). It is based on a publish and subscribe mode, where one or more subscribers subscribe to one or more publications on a publisher node.

A publication is a set of changes generated from a table or a group of tables (also referred to as replication set). The node where a publication is defined is referred to as publisher. A subscription is the downstream side of logical replication. The node where a subscription is defined is

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