On 10 October 2016 at 10:45, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> wrote:
> On 10/7/16 1:08 PM, Steve Crawford wrote:
>> This is effectively a 5-year upgrade "grace period" *after* the EOL date
>> of a given version which seems plenty generous.
> IMHO we need to be careful here. It's not at all unusual to see servers
> running versions that are *far* older than that. It's certainly
> understandable that we're not actively supporting those versions any more,
> but we also don't want people to effectively be stranded on them because
> they can't even get the data out and back into a newer version. So I think
> pg_dump at least should try to support as far back as we can without jumping
> to lots of hoops in code. I think moving the limit to 8.0 is fine, but I'm
> not so comfortable with making that limit 9.1.

The oldest I deal with is 8.2, and that's enough of an aberration that
expecting them to go via 9.6 isn't wholly unreasonable. I agree 9.0 is
way too far.

 Craig Ringer                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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