Ensuring high availability for our clients’ PostgreSQL databases is our primary business objective. We are able to achieve that by ensuring availability of our PostgreSQL experts round the clock and around the world. Just like we plan failover and switchover contingencies for our clients, we plan for backups and backups-of-backups for business continuity so our […]
Preamble How many current Barman users have thought about saving backups in a remote destination in the cloud? How many have thought about taking that backup directly from the PostgreSQL server itself? Well, since Barman 2.10 this is now possible! How? Let’s discover that together in the following articles.
I’ve started to write about the tool (pglupgrade) that I developed to perform near-zero downtime automated upgrades of PostgreSQL clusters. In this post, I’ll be talking about the tool and discuss its design details. You can check the first part of the series here: Near-Zero Downtime Automated Upgrades of PostgreSQL Clusters in Cloud (Part I). The tool is […]
Last week, I was at Nordic PGDay 2018 and I had quite a few conversations about the tool that I wrote, namely pglupgrade, to automate PostgreSQL major version upgrades in a replication cluster setup. I was quite happy that it has been heard and some other people in different communities giving talks at meetups and other […]
Last month, I was at 2ndQuadrant booth at P2D2, an annual conference organized in Prague by local user group called CSPUG (Czech and Slovak PostgreSQL User Group). The conference was certainly a huge success and more than 200 people showed up! Meeting a lot of PostgreSQL enthusiasts in town, I wondered why there are no regular meetups […]
The PostgreSQL user community is becoming spoilt with a choice of excellent events organized by both local user groups and commercial organizations supporting the PostgreSQL project. And amongst the events taking place in December, the one you definitely shouldn’t miss attending is CHAR(16). ‘CHAR(16): Scalability for Business’ is intended to fulfill a different requirement – different […]
Now Available! Debian and Ubuntu packages for Power Architecture. The official announcement was published last Friday, September 30, 2016: the PostgreSQL repository for Debian and Ubuntu packages, apt.postgresql.org, has been extended by adding binary packages of IBM’s Little Endian POWER8 architecture.
The latest version of PostgreSQL 9.6 is planned to be released later today, bringing with it some much anticipated features and updates. As the most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL strives to release a major version roughly once every year. With an active and collaborative community, this PostgreSQL release boasts impressive features and updates thanks […]
In the previous blog article we have seen how pg_rewind works with a simple HA cluster, composed of a master node replicating to a standby. In this context, an eventual switchover involves just two nodes that have to be aligned. But what happens with HA clusters when there are several (also cascading) standbys? Now, consider […]
This is my (very) biased opinion, but I am ready to bet that once you try Barman 2.0 you’ll agree with me.