Upgrading Citus

Upgrading Citus Versions

Upgrading the Citus version requires first obtaining the new Citus extension and then installing it in each of your database instances. The first step varies by operating system.

Step 1. Update Citus Package


brew update
brew upgrade citus

Ubuntu or Debian

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade postgresql-9.5-citus

Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat

sudo yum update citus_95

Step 2. Apply Update in DB

Restart PostgreSQL:

pg_ctl -D /data/base -l logfile restart
# after restarting postgres

psql -c "\dx"
# you should see a newer Citus 6.0 version in the list

That’s all it takes! No further steps are necessary after updating the extension on all database instances in your cluster.

Upgrading PostgreSQL version from 9.5 to 9.6

Citus v6.0 is compatible with PostgreSQL 9.5.x and 9.6.x. If you are running Citus on PostgreSQL versions 9.5 and wish to upgrade to version 9.6, Please contact us for upgrade steps.


PostgreSQL 9.6 requires using Citus 6.0.