Thanks to the new utilities barman-cloud-restore and barman-cloud-wal-restore introduced in Barman 2.11, it is now possible to execute the recovery of a PostgreSQL instance using a full backup previously executed using barman-cloud-wal-archive and barman-cloud-backup commands. Let’s discover together how to implement this in the following article.
In the first part of this blog, Jonathan explained how the barman-wal-archive command works. Now, assuming you followed those instructions, you have a properly configured PostgreSQL instance up and running. In this second part, I will show you how the barman-cloud-backup command works.
PostgreSQL 13 introduces two useful features to enhance automated validation of physical backups: backup manifests and a new tool called pg_verifybackup. In this short article I attempt to provide an overview of them.
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.
The latest Barman 2.10 release introduces support for the system identifier of a PostgreSQL instance. In this article, I will answer a few questions explaining what a system identifier is and why it is a good thing that Barman uses it. What is the PostgreSQL system identifier? PostgreSQL gives a unique system identifier to every […]
Human oversight is one of the many reasons for compromising a database. Disasters happen, but having a solid backup and disaster recovery plan in place can help your business mitigate such risks. Martín Marqués, Head of Support Operations at 2ndQuadrant, hosted a webinar on backup and disaster recovery options in PostgreSQL. The webinar: “You forgot […]
Barman 2.6 introduces support for geo-redundancy, meaning that Barman can now copy from another Barman instance, not just a PostgreSQL database.
Backups are a critical component to a fully covered Postgres database infrastructure. In some ways, it’s fair to say a database without a backup is no database at all—sometimes literally. 2ndQuadrant’s Barman tool is aptly named as a Backup And Recovery Manager for Postgres, and it exists primarily for encouraging a stable and robust backup […]
Today our Devops team at 2ndQuadrant, led by my dear friend and trusted colleague Marco Nenciarini, released version 2.3 of Barman.
Barman 2.2 introduces support for parallel copy, by improving performance of both backup and recovery operations in your PostgreSQL disaster recovery solution.