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ArcGIS 10.9 and ArcGIS Pro 2.8 requirements for PostgreSQL

ArcGIS supports connections to PostgreSQL databases and enterprise geodatabases in PostgreSQL.

Tip:

For earlier ArcGIS versions, see the system requirements on the ArcGIS Desktop website.

Visit Esri Technical Support for information on the Esri Supported Environment Policy.

Minimum supported database versions

The following versions of PostgreSQL and PostGIS are supported with ArcGIS. The specific versions listed are the minimum minor version supported and certified for each supported major release of PostgreSQL and PostGIS. Newer minor versions are supported, but are not certified unless otherwise stated. The PostgreSQL version and updates must also be supported by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Pursuant to the PostgreSQL definition, the number in the x position indicates a minor version for PostgreSQL 10.x and later releases.

  • PostgreSQL 12.4 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 3.0.1
  • PostgreSQL 11.9 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 3.0.1
  • PostgreSQL 10.14 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 3.0.1

Note:

Due to changes in data type support in PostgreSQL 12.x, if your database contains a geodatabase, you must use the pg_dump and pg_restore commands to upgrade to PostgreSQL 12.x. When you use this method to upgrade, it removes unused, unsupported OID fields from geodatabase system tables that would otherwise block you from upgrading to PostgreSQL 12.x.

Once you upgrade to PostgreSQL 12.x, if the database contains a geodatabase, ArcGIS 10.8 and earlier clients and ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and earlier can no longer use the data; you must upgrade your ArcGIS clients.

Esri tests and certifies PostgreSQL installations that are available from PostgreSQL.org. For each PostgreSQL release that Esri supports, available PostGIS modules are also tested and certified. No other modules extending PostgreSQL functionality are included in Esri certification.

Supported operating systems

If you use a geodatabase in PostgreSQL or use the ST_Geometry type in a PostgreSQL database, the following operating systems have been tested and are the minimum supported version. Future updates or service packs on these operating system versions are supported and assumed to work unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.

Microsoft Windows

To use a geodatabase or the ST_Geometry type in PostgreSQL on Windows, you need the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019 installed on the PostgreSQL machine. See the latest supported Visual C++ downloads from Microsoft support for more information.

Supported operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter

Feb 2021 Update

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter

Feb 2021 Update

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

Feb 2021 Update

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

Feb 2021 Update

Supported operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Feb 2021 Update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Feb 2021 Update

Note:

  • Prior and future updates or service packs for these operating system versions are supported unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.
  • Windows 10 and 8.1 are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.

Cloud support

See Requirements for using ArcGIS with databases in the cloud for information on support for database services and databases deployed in the cloud.

Connections to PostgreSQL

ArcGIS applications that can connect to a PostgreSQL database contain the PostgreSQL client libraries that are required to make a connection. These applications include ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcReader.

Only database authenticated connections are supported from ArcGIS to PostgreSQL.