v0.7.0 Release Note

v0.7 Monitor Only Deployment


  • Monitor Only Deployment

    • Now you can monitoring existing postgres clusters without Pigsty provisioning solution.
    • Intergration with other provisioning solution is available and under further test.
  • Database/User Management

    • Update user/database definition schema to cover more usecases.
    • Add pgsql-createdb.yml and pgsql-createuser.yml to mange user/db on running clusters.


Bug Fix

API Changes

New Options

prometheus_sd_target: batch                   # batch|single
exporter_install: none                        # none|yum|binary
exporter_repo_url: ''                         # add to yum repo if set
node_exporter_options: '--no-collector.softnet --collector.systemd --collector.ntp --collector.tcpstat --collector.processes'                          # default opts for node_exporter
pg_exporter_url: ''                           # optional, overwrite default pg_exporter target
pgbouncer_exporter_url: ''                    # optional, overwrite default pgbouncer_expoter target

Remove Options

exporter_binary_install: false                 # covered by exporter_install

Structure Changes

pg_default_roles                               # refer to pg_users
pg_users                                       # refer to pg_users
pg_databases                                   # refer to pg_databases

Rename Options

pg_default_privilegs -> pg_default_privileges  # fix typo


Monitoring Provisioning Enhancement

Haproxy Enhancement

Security Enhancement

Software Update

  • Upgrade to PG 13.2 #6

  • Prometheus 2.25 / Grafana 7.4 / Consul 1.9.3 / Node Exporter 1.1 / PG Exporter 0.3.2

API Change

New Config Entries

service_registry: consul                      # none | consul | etcd | both
prometheus_options: '--storage.tsdb.retention=30d'  # prometheus cli opts
prometheus_sd_method: consul                  # Prometheus service discovery method:static|consul
prometheus_sd_interval: 2s                    # Prometheus service discovery refresh interval
pg_offline_query: false                       # set to true to allow offline queries on this instance
node_exporter_enabled: true                   # enabling Node Exporter
pg_exporter_enabled: true                     # enabling PG Exporter
pgbouncer_exporter_enabled: true              # enabling Pgbouncer Exporter
export_binary_install: false                  # install Node/PG Exporter via copy binary
dcs_disable_purge: false                      # force dcs_exists_action = abort to avoid dcs purge
pg_disable_purge: false                       # force pg_exists_action = abort to avoid pg purge
haproxy_weight: 100                           # relative lb weight for backend instance
haproxy_weight_fallback: 1                    # primary server weight in replica service group

Obsolete Config Entries

prometheus_metrics_path                       # duplicate with exporter_metrics_path 
prometheus_retention                          # covered by `prometheus_options`

Database Definition

Database provisioning interface enhancement #33

Old Schema

pg_databases:                       # create a business database 'meta'
  - name: meta
    schemas: [meta]                 # create extra schema named 'meta'
    extensions: [{name: postgis}]   # create extra extension postgis
    parameters:                     # overwrite database meta's default search_path
      search_path: public, monitor

New Schema

  - name: meta                      # name is the only required field for a database
    owner: postgres                 # optional, database owner
    template: template1             # optional, template1 by default
    encoding: UTF8                  # optional, UTF8 by default
    locale: C                       # optional, C by default
    allowconn: true                 # optional, true by default, false disable connect at all
    revokeconn: false               # optional, false by default, true revoke connect from public # (only default user and owner have connect privilege on database)
    tablespace: pg_default          # optional, 'pg_default' is the default tablespace
    connlimit: -1                   # optional, connection limit, -1 or none disable limit (default)
    extensions:                     # optional, extension name and where to create
      - {name: postgis, schema: public}
    parameters:                     # optional, extra parameters with ALTER DATABASE
      enable_partitionwise_join: true
    pgbouncer: true                 # optional, add this database to pgbouncer list? true by default
    comment: pigsty meta database   # optional, comment string for database


  • Add new options: template , encoding, locale, allowconn, tablespace, connlimit
  • Add new option revokeconn, which revoke connect privileges from public for this database
  • Add comment field for database

Apply Changes

You can create new database on running postgres clusters with pgsql-createdb.yml playbook.

  1. Define your new database in config files
  2. Pass new database.name with option pg_database to playbook.
./pgsql-createdb.yml -e pg_database=<your_new_database_name>

User Definition

User provisioning interface enhancement #34

Old Schema

  - username: test                  # example production user have read-write access
    password: test                  # example user's password
    options: LOGIN                  # extra options
    groups: [ dbrole_readwrite ]    # dborole_admin|dbrole_readwrite|dbrole_readonly
    comment: default test user for production usage
    pgbouncer: true                 # add to pgbouncer

New Schema

  # complete example of user/role definition for production user
  - name: dbuser_meta               # example production user have read-write access
    password: DBUser.Meta           # example user's password, can be encrypted
    login: true                     # can login, true by default (should be false for role)
    superuser: false                # is superuser? false by default
    createdb: false                 # can create database? false by default
    createrole: false               # can create role? false by default
    inherit: true                   # can this role use inherited privileges?
    replication: false              # can this role do replication? false by default
    bypassrls: false                # can this role bypass row level security? false by default
    connlimit: -1                   # connection limit, -1 disable limit
    expire_at: '2030-12-31'         # 'timestamp' when this role is expired
    expire_in: 365                  # now + n days when this role is expired (OVERWRITE expire_at)
    roles: [dbrole_readwrite]       # dborole_admin|dbrole_readwrite|dbrole_readonly
    pgbouncer: true                 # add this user to pgbouncer? false by default (true for production user)
    parameters:                     # user's default search path
      search_path: public
    comment: test user


  • username field rename to name
  • groups field rename to roles
  • options now split into separated configration entries: login, superuser, createdb, createrole, inherit, replication,bypassrls,connlimit
  • expire_at and expire_in options
  • pgbouncer option for user is now false by default

Apply Changes

You can create new users on running postgres clusters with pgsql-createuser.yml playbook.

  1. Define your new users in config files (pg_users)
  2. Pass new user.name with option pg_user to playbook.
./pgsql-createuser.yml -e pg_user=<your_new_user_name>