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 […]
Being a PostgreSQL database administrator and managing backups on a daily basis, one of the new features of Barman 2.10 that I liked the most is the transparent management of .partial WAL files during recovery. And, most likely, you feel the same if you have been using Barman with WAL streaming and have been asked […]
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.
In Part 3 of this series (here are Part 1 and Part 2), I would like to demonstrate how the development of a new feature for Barman would flow through the Kanban board.
Barman 2.2 introduces support for parallel copy, by improving performance of both backup and recovery operations in your PostgreSQL disaster recovery solution.
In Part 2 of this series, we will continue our journey within the developmental dynamics of the Barman open source project for PostgreSQL database backup and disaster recovery. After providing a small introduction to devops and Kanban in Part 1, let’s focus on the basic element of our daily management: The Boards.
We very often hear about devops culture, lean and agile methodologies, kanban, pair programming, peer review, testing, and many more; but how many of us could effectively put these things into practice?
repmgr 3.3 introduces a number of additional options for setting up and managing replication clusters, with particular emphasis on cascading replication support. These changes will also make it easier to set up complex clusters using provisioning scripts. Additionally there are changes to the repmgr command line utility’s logging behaviour which you should take into consideration […]