We just released pg_auto_failover version 1.6.3 on GitHub, and the binary packages should be already available at the usual PGDG and CitusData places, both for debian based distributions and RPM based distributions too.
This article is an introduction to the pg_auto_failover project: we answer the Five W questions, starting with why does the project exist in the first place?
TL;DR pg_auto_failover is an awesome project. It fills the gap between “Postgres is awesome, makes developping my application so much easier, it solves so many problems for me!” and the next step “so, how do I run Postgres in Production?”. If you’re not sure how to bridge that gap yourself, how to deploy your first production system with automated failover, then pg_auto_failover is for you. It is simple to use, user friendly, and well documented. Star it on the pg_auto_failover GitHub repository and get started today. Consider contributing to the project, it is fully Open Source, and you are welcome to join us.
Buckle up, our guide tour is starting now!