PXF Upgrade and Migration

When you upgrade your Greenplum Database system, you must perform some additional steps in order to bring your PXF configuration up to date.

There are three possible scenarios:

  1. Upgrading PXF after migrating from Greenplum Database 5.x. If you were previously using the gphdfs external table protocol to access data stored in Hadoop, you must also migrate your gphdfs external tables to use PXF instead, since Greenplum Database version 6 removes support for the gphdfs protocol.
  2. Upgrading PXF after upgrading Greenplum Database from a previous 6.x version. Note that different steps are outlined based on your PXF installation source: a manually installed rpm or deb package downloaded from Tanzu Network, or the PXF version included with Greenplum Database Server installer in versions 6.18.x and older.
  3. If you are upgrading a PXF rpm or deb installation independent of a Greenplum Database upgrade, refer to the PXF upgrade documentation.