Re: Postgresql data is not migrated after CF is upgraded from v197 to v230

Amit Kumar Gupta

Hi Maggie,

First off, please be sure to backup your data in case anything goes wrong
during an upgrade.

Also, do note that while private vendors of Cloud Foundry may support
upgrades between several different versions of Cloud Foundry, the open
source project currently only tests and guarantees upgrades between
consecutive final releases.

You're correct, at minimum, you will first need to upgrade from v197 to
some version between v211 (the first version which introduces the upgrade
from postgres 9.0 to 9.4.2) and v225 (the last version including such an
upgrade), and then upgrade to v230. I would review the release notes for
releases that you're skipping to see if there are any other important
releases that are actually not safe to skip.

I've updated the v226 release notes [1
<>] to call
attention to this fact, thank you for highlighting this issue!

Please let me know if you have further questions about the upgrade process.



On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:22 PM, Meng, Xiangyi <xiangyi.meng(a)>


I found all org, spaces and applications information were lost after I
upgraded my CF env from v197 to v230. After checked the postgres node, I
found there were two directory under /var/vcap/store. One is “postgres” and
the other is “postgres-9.4.5”. I guess the reason why all information got
lost is data from previous postgresql database(9.0.3) was not migrated to
new postgresql database(9.4.5). I found two related releases.


Postgres Job Upgrade

The Postgres Job will upgrade the postgres database to version 9.4.2.
Postgres will be unavailable during this upgrade.


In support of work in progress to enable developers to specify application
ports when mapping routes, cf-release v229 introduces a database migration
for CCDB. For deployments that use a PostgreSQL database for CCDB that is
NOT the PostreSQL job that comes with cf-release, v229 introduces the
following requirements. These requirements are applicable for subsequent
releases. If you are using the PostgreSQL job that comes with cf-release,
or if you are using MySQL as the backing db for CC, no action is necessary.

◦PostgreSQL 9.1 is required at a minimum

◦For versions 9.1-9.3, operators must first install the extension

◦For versions 9.4 and newer, operators must first install the extension

So does it mean I have to upgrade v197 to v211 and then upgrade to v230
after installing pgcrypto? Any help would be appreciated.



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