Check version and connection status

The PostgreSQL analyzer is available to check vesion and connection status of a PostgreSQL database. It relies on the data collected by the PostgreSQL collector.

The analyzer's outcome when clause may be used to evaluate the database connection status or a semver range to compare against the running version, and supports standard comparison operators.


checkName: Optional name.

collectorName: (Recommended) Must match the collectorName specified by the postgres collector.


The when value in an outcome of this analyzer contains the connection or version information.

The conditional in the when value supports the following:

connected: A boolean representing whether the database is connected. Can be compared to a boolean value with the == operator.

version: A string representing the semantic version of the database. Can be compared to a semver string using <, <=, >, >=, ==, !=, with the letter 'x' as a version wildcard (10.x). The 'x' is parsed as '0'.

Example Analyzer Definition

apiVersion: troubleshoot.sh/v1beta2
kind: Preflight
  name: supported-postgres-version
    - postgres:
        collectorName: postgresql
        uri: 'postgresql://user:password@hostname:5432/dbname?sslmode=require'
    - postgres:
        checkName: Must be PostgreSQL 10.x or later
        collectorName: postgresql
          - fail:
              when: connected == false
              message: Cannot connect to PostgreSQL server
          - fail:
              when: version < 10.x
              message: The PostgreSQL server must be at least version 10
          - pass:
              message: The PostgreSQL server is ready

Test PostgreSQL Analyzer locally

If you want to test it locally, you can spin up a postgres database running the following Docker command. Be sure to specify the image version postgres:<version_tag>. In this case, the version is 11.9:

docker run --rm --name some-postgres -p 5432:5432 -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -e POSTGRES_USER=postgres -d postgres:11.9

You should use the following uri in the collector:

uri: postgresql://postgres:mysecretpassword@localhost:5432/postgres?sslmode=disable

Once it's running, you can run preflight and test the results.

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