Release Notes

EventStoreDB 5.0.3

Pieter Germishuys  |  23 October 2019

EventStoreDB 5.0.3 is out! It is available for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (EOL reached)
  • CentOS 7 (Commercial version)
  • Amazon Linux AMI (Commercial version)
  • Amazon Linux 2 AMI (Commercial version)
  • Oracle Linux 7 (Commercial version)

Please note that Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) has reached its end-of-life and thus we will stop releasing packages for it as from the next version.

Where can I get the packages?

Downloads are available on our website.

The packages can be installed using the following instructions.

Ubuntu 14.04/16.04/18.04 (via packagecloud)

curl -s | sudo bash
sudo apt-get install eventstore-oss=5.0.3-1

Windows (via Chocolatey)

choco install eventstore-oss -version 5.0.3

Upgrade Procedure

To upgrade a cluster, a usual rolling upgrade can be done:

  • Pick a node (Start with slave nodes first, then choose the master last)
  • Stop the node, upgrade it and start it

Event Store 5.0.3 Changelog

Important Bug Fixes

  • #1971 - (Core Database) Persistent Subscriptions: Always remove completed events from all connections to prevent outstanding messages from building up in the connection queues
  • #1998 - (Core Database) Persistent Subscriptions: Retry the load checkpoint read if the read expires.
  • #1990 - (Core Database) We have fixed a bug in our intermediate index cache.


  • #1991 - (Core Database) We have provided the ability to configure the connection queue size threshold. There are scenarios where a client might run into the maximum connection queue size. A likely scenario where this might occur is when a client is overwhelmed by a large number of events being ingested into Event Store and then being delivered to a subscription.


  • Release of Amazon Linux 2 and Oracle 7 packages
  • Fixed issue on Amazon Linux package where manual changes to the EventStore configuration file would be overwritten when the node starts up

How do I provide feedback?

We appreciate any feedback via either GitHub Issues or forum.

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Pieter Germishuys Pieter is a developer at Event Store and works in our Netherlands office. He originally joined Event Store in early 2014 and came back in late 2019. He brings a strong customer-focused approach to building reliable software. Outside of work, Pieter is an avid pc gamer and spends the days he isn't playing games learning new programming languages, technologies and techniques.

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