Tableau recently sent out an email to all customers letting them know that a version of Postgres that’s embedded within their Tableau Server product will no longer be actively maintained as of November 11, 2021. This means that if your Tableau Server is running any version prior to 2020.4, you will need to upgrade to at least 2020.4.x to ensure that the latest security vulnerability patches and bug fixes are present on your server. If your server is running in AWS with an external RDS repository, AWS will automatically upgrade your instance on November 11.
If you have already upgraded to a later version, no further action is required, and you can continue living your best life!
Know If You Need the Tableau Server Upgrade
You can find your version of Tableau Server by logging in via a web browser, clicking on the information icon in the upper right and clicking About Tableau Server. If your version is 2019.x, 2020.1, 2020.2 or 2020.3, you will need to upgrade your Tableau Server before the November date or risk having unpatched security vulnerabilities running on your server.
While this issue should only be present in Tableau Server, Desktop, Prep, RMT, CMT and Reader, the old versions will no longer be available for download from Tableau’s website after the November date.
Currently, our latest recommended version is 2021.1.x in order to achieve the highest stability possible.
For more information, look into Tableau’s knowledge base and news release.
If you have any questions about performing the upgrade or are looking for other server support, feel free to reach out and we can help!