Good news has come out to ensure your disaster recovery strategy is even better! Wait…what?! You don’t have a disaster recovery strategy?! No good, my friend, no good…
Version 1.6.0 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released.
The 3rd annual Nordic PGDay will be held on 17th of March in Helsinki this year. Registration is still open, reserve yourselves a seat before it’s too late!
Barman 1.5.0 enhances the robustness and business continuity capabilities of PostgreSQL clusters, integrating the get-wal command with any standby server’s restore_command. In this blog article I will go over the reasons behind this feature and briefly describe it. One of the initial ideas we had in mind when conceiving Barman was to make it, one […]
In the second part of the Automating Barman with Puppet series we configured, via Puppet, two virtual machines: a PostgreSQL server and a Barman server to back it up. However, human intervention was required to perform the SSH key exchange and most of the manifest was written to allow the servers to access each other. […]
In the first part of this article we configured Vagrant to execute two Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr virtual machines, respectively called pg and backup. In this second part we will look at how to use Puppet to set up and configure a PostgreSQL server on pg and back it up via Barman from the backup […]
This is not the first time that 2ndQuadrant has looked at Puppet. Gabriele Bartolini has already written an article in two parts on how to rapidly configure a PostgreSQL server through Puppet and Vagrant, accompanied by the release of the code used in the example on GitHub (http://github.com/2ndquadrant-it/vagrant-puppet-postgresql).
The 1.4.0 version of Barman adds new features such as incremental backup and automatic integration with pg_stat_archiver which aim to simplify the life of DBAs and system administrators.
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%.
PostgreSQL 9.4 introduces a new statistic in the catalogue, called pg_stat_archiver. Thanks to the SQL language it is now possible, in an instant, to check the state of the archiving process of transactional logs (WALs), crucial component of a PostgreSQL disaster recovery system.