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/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers