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BDR for PostgreSQL: Present and future

For a couple of years now a team at 2ndQuadrant led by Andres Freund have been working on adding bi-directional asynchronous multi-master replication support for PostgreSQL. This effort has become known as the BDR project. We’re really excited to see these efforts leading to new PostgreSQL features and have a great deal more still to […]

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 http://www.pgbarman.org/barman-1-3-1-released/. Many thanks for funding towards the development of this release […]

Announcing Barman 1.3.0

Version 1.3.0 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released, making the tool more robust through a new code infrastructure in terms of output, subprocesses, remote commands, file system, events (‘hooks’) and metadata management. Barman now supports: hook scripts before and after archiving a WAL file network compression of remote backup and […]

Announcing Barman 1.2.3

Version 1.2.3 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released, adding support for the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.3. Read the full announcement at http://www.pgbarman.org/barman-1-2-3-released/. About Barman Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows your organisation to perform remote […]

Announcing Barman 1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL, has been released, introducing bandwidth limitation for both backup and recovery operations at three different levels: global, server (PostgreSQL instance) and tablespace.

The “French Revolution”

When Damien Clochard from the French/European Community of PostgreSQL posted this message in the Advocacy list of PostgreSQL, I could not believe my eyes. I felt like years of promotion of PostgreSQL in Europe by the community finally received a first important recognition among the public sector.

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 […]