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EDB Technical Update for Failover Manager 3.6

Technical Alert/Update Information

Technical Alert Name
EDB Technical Update for Failover Manager 3.6
Product Type
EDB Failover Manager
Release Date
8/19/2019
Technical Alert Details
Technical Update
 EDB Postgres Failover Manager 3.6

WHAT’S NEW
This update is notifying you of a new software release, EDB Postgres Failover Manager (EFM) version 3.6. Failover Manager provides high availability infrastructure for EDB Postgres clusters. Failover Manager monitors the members of a Postgres cluster, identifies and verifies database failures quickly and reliably, and if needed promotes a standby node to become the cluster master and issues alerts.

Highlights of this release include:
  • Fix for slow memory leak - A memory leak was found in a 3rd party library used by EFM. Over the course of 2-3 months with default memory settings, an EFM agent could run out of memory and fail.
  • New algorithm for choosing a standby to promote  - EFM now uses more information from each standby when choosing one to promote, helping to ensure that the one with the most data available to it is promoted.
  • Better Debian support - EFM can now run with database installations that have configuration files in a different directory from recovery.conf file.
Defects corrected in this update:
  • Avoid data loss by choosing standby with most data available to it [846940]
*References in brackets refer to customer issue case numbers.

TELL ME MORE
For more details, please review the Failover Manager documentation:
https://www.enterprisedb.com/edb-docs/p/edb-postgres-failover-manager

IS THIS UPDATE FOR ME?
This announcement is for EDB customers who have a current database subscription for EDB Postgres Standard or EDB Postgres Enterprise and are either currently using or are interested in deploying EDB Failover Manager.

HOW TO GET THE UPDATE AND APPLY IT
This update is available as an RPM package that can be downloaded from the yum.enterprisedb.com repository. To setup your credentials and gain access to the yum repository, please submit a request: https://www.enterprisedb.com/repository-access-request

TROUBLESHOOTING 
If you experience any problems installing the new software please contact Technical Support at:
Email:  support@enterprisedb.com
Phone: US: +1-732-331-1320 or 1-800-235-5891
UK: +44-2033719820
Brazil: +55-2139581371
India: +91-20-66449612
Version history
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Last update:
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