Announcing Barman 1.3.0

Version 1.3.0 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released, making the tool more robust through a new code infrastructure in terms of output, subprocesses, remote commands, file system, events (‘hooks’) and metadata management.

Barman now supports:

  • hook scripts before and after archiving a WAL file
  • network compression of remote backup and recovery operations
  • immediate checkpoint at backup time

Read the full announcement at

Many thanks for funding towards the development of this release go to Ecometer (, Agile Business Group ( and a French company (that prefers to remain anonymous).

About Barman

Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows your organisation to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase. Barman’s most requested features include backup catalogues, retention policies, remote recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups.

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