[postgis-users] migration/upgrade advice
lr at pcorp.us
Wed Jan 25 14:40:41 PST 2012
> I unfortunately have to move my Postgres/PostGIS database to a new
Windows server. My current (source) db is Postgres 9.0.2 with PostGIS
2.0.0SVN (I believe from Jan 2011.)
January 2011 is a bit old or do you mean 2012?
> The new (destination) db will likely be Postgres 9.1.2. It seems like I
can use pg_dump to go from 9.0.2 to 9.1.2, as long as I use the 9.1 version
of pg_dump. Is that true?
Correct -- I do it alll tthe time.
> For PostGIS 2.0, I plan to install the same version on both the source
and destination db. I'll do this before importing from pg_dump. I can then
update PostGIS on the new db after the migration is complete. Does that
make sense? or should I install a newer version of PostGIS immediately?
Depends how old your version is -- if its really 2011, I'm not sure our
upgrade script can handle that far back cleanly. You can try.
I think your safest bet though is to:
1) Install the newest version of binaries on PostgreSQL 9.1
2) Create a new db with the latest PostGIS 2.0 experimental builds
3) Use hard upgrade process.
rd_upgrade (Note: The windows upgrade link for windows specific
instructions) ( http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/wiki/UsersWikiWinUpgrade )
If we are talking January 2012 -- then
1 ) Install new binaries
2) Restore your backup -- some things might fail to restore, that's okay
3) Rung the postgis_upgrade_20_minor and
in the share/contrib folder of the experimental zip folder.
Note: Some changes that require a dump restore have happened since we
distributed the last experimental -- but those changes don't effect raster
and I plan to release a new build soon once I get my make check working
Hope that helps,
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