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1 min readSep 16, 2023

Upgrade pg_dump version in ubuntu

Upgrading the pg_dump version typically involves upgrading the entire PostgreSQL client tools package to a version that matches your PostgreSQL server version. Here's how you can upgrade pg_dump on an Ubuntu system:

  1. Check Your Current pg_dump Version: To find out your current pg_dump version, you can run the following command:
pg_dump --version

This will display the version of pg_dump installed on your system.

2. Update the PostgreSQL APT Repository (Optional): If you have not already added the PostgreSQL APT repository to your system, you can follow these steps:

First, download and install the PostgreSQL repository key:

wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Then add the PostgreSQL repository to your system:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

Update the package list:

sudo apt update

Upgrade pg_dump: To upgrade pg_dump to the latest version that matches your PostgreSQL server version, run the following command:

sudo apt install postgresql-client

This command will upgrade the PostgreSQL client tools package, which includes pg_dump, to the latest version available in the PostgreSQL APT repository.

Verify the New Version: After the upgrade is complete, you can verify that the pg_dump version has been updated:

pg_dump --version

It should now show the version that matches your PostgreSQL server version.

With these steps, you will have upgraded pg_dump to the version that corresponds to your PostgreSQL server. This ensures compatibility when performing backups and restores. Remember to backup your data and test the upgraded pg_dump to ensure it works as expected with your PostgreSQL server.