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 […]
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.
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.
This is my (very) biased opinion, but I am ready to bet that once you try Barman 2.0 you’ll agree with me.
PostgreSQL is an awesome project and it evolves at an amazing rate. We’ll focus on evolution of fault tolerance capabilities in PostgreSQL throughout its versions with a series of blog posts. This is the fourth post of the series and we’ll talk about synchronous commit and its effects on fault tolerance and dependability of PostgreSQL. […]
PostgreSQL is an awesome project and it evolves at an amazing rate. We’ll focus on evolution of fault tolerance capabilities in PostgreSQL throughout its versions with a series of blog posts. This is the third post of the series and we’ll talk about timeline issues and their effects on fault tolerance and dependability of PostgreSQL. […]
Starting from Barman 1.6.1, PostgreSQL standby servers can rely on an “infinite” basin of WAL files and finally pre-fetch batches of WAL files in parallel from Barman, speeding up the restoration process as well as making the disaster recovery solution more resilient as a whole. The master, the backup and the standby Before we start, […]