Pivotal Postgres v11.6 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in Pivotal Postgres v11.6.

Software Component Versions

Pivotal Postgres Version Component Component Version
11.6.1 PostgreSQL 11.6
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
11.5.5 PostgreSQL 11.5
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
11.5.4 PostgreSQL 11.5
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
11.5.3 PostgreSQL 11.5
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
pgBackRest 2.17
Patroni 1.5.6
11.4.1 PostgreSQL 11.4
repmgr 4.2
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
11.3.1 PostgreSQL 11.3
repmgr 4.2
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
11.2.1 PostgreSQL 11.2
repmgr 4.2
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5
11.1.1 PostgreSQL 11.1
repmgr 4.2
psqlODBC 11.00-0000
pgjdbc 42.2.5

Release Date: 2020-02-8 (11.6.1)

Features

Pivotal Postgres 11.6 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 11.6.

PostgreSQL Version 11.6 includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1994/. See E.1.2. Changes in the PostgreSQL 11.6 Release Notes for a complete list of changes.

The format of the version string for Pivotal Postgres has changed from Postgres x.y-z.platform-pivotal to PostgreSQL x.y (Pivotal Postgres x.y.z).

Upgrading to Pivotal Postgres 11.6

See Installing or Upgrading Pivotal Postgres for information about the RPM package contents and upgrade instructions.

Known Issues and Limitations

  • Pivotal does not support using the repmgr witness server, as it is not a full and complete solution for detecting split brain scenarios. Use external utilities (not provided by Pivotal) to prevent a split brain situation and to initiate fail-overs using the repmgr utilities.
  • Pivotal does not support using the deprecated XML2 module.
  • You cannot install Pivotal Postgres alongside an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux PostgreSQL installation.
  • All software components in this release, including the client ODBC and JDBC drivers, are supported only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 and CentOS 7 systems.