PostgreSQL minor version upgrade from 13.1 to 13.4

PostgreSQL minor version upgrade from 13.1 to 13.4

Current PostgreSQL version numbers consist of a major and a minor version number. For example, in version number 13.1, where 13 is the major version number and 1 is the minor version number.

Minor releases never change the internal storage format and are always compatible with earlier and later minor releases of the same major version number. For example, version 13.1 is compatible with version 13.0 and version 13.4. To perform a minor upgrade stop the database server, install the updated binaries, and restart the server.

Follow the below steps to perform a minor version upgrade:

  1. Take the backup of PostgreSQL cluster
  2. Check the current PostgreSQL version
  3. Check for latest available version
  4. Stop the PostgreSQL cluster
  5. Run yum update to update new binaries
  6. Start PostgreSQL Cluster and check Version

Step 1. Take the backup of PostgreSQL cluster: Use pg_dumpall for logical backup and pg_basebackup for physical backup.

[root@test-machine01 ~]# su - postgres
Last login: Sun Oct 10 19:12:42 +03 2021 on pts/1
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$ pg_dumpall -U postgres -W  -f /u01/backup/dumpall.sql
Password:
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$ ls -l /u01/backup/dumpall.sql
-rw-r--r--. 1 postgres postgres 2769994 Jun 10 16:44 /u01/backup/dumpall.sql
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$


Step 2. Check the current PostgreSQL version: Use psql command select version() to check current version of PostgreSQL Cluster.

[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$ psql
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# 
postgres=# select version();
                                                 version
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 PostgreSQL 13.1 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc (GCC) 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-44), 64-bit
(1 row)

postgres=#
postgres=#


Step 3. Check for the latest available version: To review a list of the package updates that are available for your system use OS Command yum check-update. And yum list command will show installed and available packages.

[root@test-machine01 ~]# yum check-update postgresql13*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
pgdg-common                                                                                                                                           | 2.9 kB  00:00:00
pgdg10                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
pgdg11                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
pgdg12                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
pgdg13                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
pgdg95                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
pgdg96                                                                                                                                                | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
postgresql13.x86_64                                                                     13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                               pgdg13
postgresql13-libs.x86_64                                                                13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                               pgdg13
postgresql13-server.x86_64                                                              13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                               pgdg13
[root@test-machine01 ~]#


[root@test-machine01 ~]# yum list  postgresql13*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
Installed Packages
postgresql13.x86_64                                                                   13.1-3PGDG.rhel7                                                                @pgdg13
postgresql13-libs.x86_64                                                              13.1-3PGDG.rhel7                                                                @pgdg13
postgresql13-server.x86_64                                                            13.1-3PGDG.rhel7                                                                @pgdg13
Available Packages
postgresql13.x86_64                                                                   13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-contrib.x86_64                                                           13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-devel.x86_64                                                             13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-docs.x86_64                                                              13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-libs.x86_64                                                              13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-llvmjit.x86_64                                                           13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-odbc.x86_64                                                              13.00.0000-1PGDG.rhel7                                                          pgdg13
postgresql13-plperl.x86_64                                                            13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-plpython3.x86_64                                                         13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-pltcl.x86_64                                                             13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-server.x86_64                                                            13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
postgresql13-test.x86_64                                                              13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                                                pgdg13
[root@test-machine01 ~]#


Step 4. Stop the PostgreSQL cluster: Stop PostgreSQL Cluster using command systemctl stop

[root@test-machine01 ~]#
[root@test-machine01 ~]# systemctl stop postgresql-13
[root@test-machine01 ~]#


Step 5. Run yum update to update new binaries: Use OS command yum update to update existing binaries.

[root@test-machine01 ~]#
[root@test-machine01 ~]# yum update  postgresql13*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package postgresql13.x86_64 0:13.1-3PGDG.rhel7 will be updated
---> Package postgresql13.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7 will be an update
---> Package postgresql13-libs.x86_64 0:13.1-3PGDG.rhel7 will be updated
---> Package postgresql13-libs.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7 will be an update
---> Package postgresql13-server.x86_64 0:13.1-3PGDG.rhel7 will be updated
---> Package postgresql13-server.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                         Arch                               Version                                         Repository                          Size
=============================================================================================================================================================================
Updating:
 postgresql13                                    x86_64                             13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                pgdg13                             1.4 M
 postgresql13-libs                               x86_64                             13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                pgdg13                             381 k
 postgresql13-server                             x86_64                             13.4-1PGDG.rhel7                                pgdg13                             5.4 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================================================================================================
Upgrade  3 Packages

Total download size: 7.2 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed.
(1/3): postgresql13-libs-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                  | 381 kB  00:00:02
(2/3): postgresql13-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                       | 1.4 MB  00:00:02
(3/3): postgresql13-server-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                | 5.4 MB  00:00:02
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                        1.4 MB/s | 7.2 MB  00:00:05
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Updating   : postgresql13-libs-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                 1/6
  Updating   : postgresql13-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                      2/6
  Updating   : postgresql13-server-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                               3/6
  Cleanup    : postgresql13-server-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                               4/6
  Cleanup    : postgresql13-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                      5/6
  Cleanup    : postgresql13-libs-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                 6/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-libs-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                 1/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                      2/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-server-13.4-1PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                               3/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-server-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                               4/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                      5/6
  Verifying  : postgresql13-libs-13.1-3PGDG.rhel7.x86_64                                                                                                                 6/6

Updated:
  postgresql13.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7               postgresql13-libs.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7               postgresql13-server.x86_64 0:13.4-1PGDG.rhel7

Complete!
[root@test-machine01 ~]#


Step 6. Start PostgreSQL Cluster and check Version: Start the PostgreSQL Cluster using command systemctl start and check version. You will notice version is upgraded from 13.1 to 13.4.

[root@test-machine01 ~]#
[root@test-machine01 ~]# systemctl start postgresql-13
[root@test-machine01 ~]#

[root@test-machine01 ~]#
[root@test-machine01 ~]#
[root@test-machine01 ~]# su - postgres
Last login: Sun Oct 10 19:12:42 +03 2021 on pts/1
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$
[postgres@test-machine01 ~]$ psql
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# select version();
                                                 version
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 PostgreSQL 13.4 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc (GCC) 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-44), 64-bit
(1 row)

postgres=#


This document is just for learning purpose and always validate in the LAB environment first before applying in the LIVE environment.


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