Release Support Policy

This page explains Cockroach Labs' policy for supporting major releases of CockroachDB.

Support cycle

Each major release of CockroachDB goes through the following support cycle:

  • Maintenance Support: For at least 365 days from the major release date, Cockroach Labs will produce regular patch releases that include critical security fixes and resolutions to problems identified by users.

  • Assistance Support: Following the maintenance support period, Cockroach Labs will provide assistance support for at least an additional 180 days. During this period, the following guidelines will apply:

    • New enhancements and error corrections will not be made to the major release.
    • Cockroach Labs will direct customers to existing fixes/patches and workarounds applicable to the reported case.
    • Cockroach Labs may direct customers to upgrade to a more current version of the product if a workaround does not exist.
    • Cockroach Labs will continue to add critical security fixes to the major release in the form of patch releases.
  • End of Life (EOL): Following the assistance support period, Cockroach Labs will no longer provide any support for the release.

Cockroach Labs will notify you by mail or email 6 months in advance of a major release transitioning into Assistance Support or EOL.

Current supported releases

As of v19.1, Cockroach Labs uses a three-component calendar versioning scheme. Prior releases use a different versioning scheme. For more details, see Release Naming.

Date format: YYYY-MM-DD

Version Release Date Maintenance Support ends Assistance Support ends (EOL Date)
v21.2 2021-11-16 2022-11-16 2023-05-16
v21.1 2021-05-18 2022-05-18 2022-11-18
v20.2 2020-11-10 2021-11-10 2022-05-10
v20.1* 2020-05-12 2021-05-12 2021-11-12
v19.2* 2019-11-12 2020-11-12 2021-05-12
v19.1* 2019-04-30 2020-04-30 2020-11-01
v2.1* 2018-11-19 2019-11-19 2020-07-01
v2.0* 2018-04-04 2019-04-04 2019-11-04

* Version has reached EOL

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