Version 1.5.0 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released.
Barman is now able to return upon request any available WAL file for a given server, allowing DBAs to integrate it in the
restore_command of any standby server, for example.
It also introduces the so-called “retry hook scripts” which allow users to execute custom scripts before and after an event (e.g. backup) and make sure that Barman retries them indefinitely until success is returned.
A thorough refactoring activity and more attention to checks, make 1.5.0 the most stable and robust version for Barman available (you are advised to update your installations as soon as possible).
Read the full announcement at http://www.pgbarman.org/barman-1-5-0-released/.
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.