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gpstart Fails with "gpstart error: Catalog Versions are incompatible"


Pivotal Greenplum Database (GPDB)


Pivotal Greenplum database starts fails with the below error message.

[gpadmin@gpdev01 gpAdminLogs]$ gpstart -aR
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-Starting gpstart with args: -aR
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-Gathering information and validating the environment...
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-Greenplum Binary Version: 'postgres (Greenplum Database) build 2'
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-Greenplum Catalog Version: '201310150'
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-MASTER_DIRECTORY Catalog Version: '201109210'
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[INFO]:-Catalog Version of master directory incompatible with binaries
20141113:18:59:47:028367 gpstart:gpdev01:gpadmin-[ERROR]:-gpstart error: Catalog Versions are incompatible
[gpadmin@gpdev01 gpAdminLogs]$


As the ERROR suggest, there is a mismatch of GPDB catalog version, which basically means that the database is started with a wrong GPDB binary.


Source the correct database binaries that the database was built ( for example in the above error the database was built on and we are attempting to start on binaries ) and try to restart the database again.


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