Incremental backup with Barman 1.4.0

Today version 1.4.0 of Barman has been officially released. The most important feature is incremental backup support, which relies on rsync and hard links and helps you reduce both backup time and disk space by 50-70%.

Detecting smelly backups with Barman

“Ooooh that smell! Can’t you smell that smell?“. That’s a classic rock song by legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, I know. But also a warning that your new Barman 1.3.3 installation can now emit.

Announcing Barman 1.3.1

Version 1.3.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released. Barman now supports concurrent backup from PostgreSQL 9.2 and 9.3 servers, using the pgespresso extension, allowing users to issue backups from a streaming replicated standby server. Read the full announcement at Many thanks for funding towards the development of this release […]

Configuring retention policies in Barman

In our previous article we went through describing what retention policies are and how they can be enforced on your PostgreSQL server backups with Barman 1.2. In this post, we will go through the configuration aspects.

Retention of backups with Barman

Defining a disaster recovery plan involves defining backup policies. A key aspect of backup policies is to define how long backup data is retained for disaster recovery purposes. This applies to all digital content, including PostgreSQL databases. Barman 1.2.0 introduces automated management of backup retention policies of PostgreSQL servers.

Management of the WAL archive in Barman

Barman, backup and recovery manager for PostgreSQL, is designed to manage the archive of WAL files separately from periodical backups (in Postgres terms, base backups). You can see this archive as a “continuous” stream of files from the first available backup to the last shipped file (backup available history for a server). In this article […]

Barman is finally out

It took longer than expected, but we have finally managed to release Barman as open-source under GNU GPL 3. Barman stands for “Backup and Recovery Manager” and it is an administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers. Currently only Linux systems are officially supported, however Python allows to plan porting and maintenance on different […]

Announcing Barman 1.0, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL

2ndQuadrant is happy to announce the release of Barman 1.0. Barman (backup and recovery manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python for Linux systems. It allows remote backups of multiple Postgres servers in business critical environments and helps database administrators during the recovery phase. Barman’s most […]