SaltStack Config requires a PostgreSQL 9.6 database, but PostgreSQL 12.4 is recommended. The recommended version of PostgreSQL is included with the SaltStack Config installer.

PostgreSQL is a third-party open source database that is required for SaltStack Config. Because this is third-party software, be aware of the following:

  • You are responsible for ongoing maintenance, backups, and other administrative tasks. For information about PostgreSQL database maintenance and administration, see the PostgreSQL documentation.
  • Consider getting guidance from your organization’s database administrator, if possible.
  • For a guide on PostgreSQL tuning, see Tuning your PostgreSQL Server for SaltStack Config.