How monitoring of WAL archiving improves with PostgreSQL 9.4 and pg_stat_archiver

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.

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 […]

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 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.

Barman 1.1.2 released

Version 1.1.2 of Barman, backup and recovery manager for PostgreSQL, has been officially released and is publicly available for download. This minor release includes: Support for the “configuration_files_directory” option that allows to include multiple server configuration files from a directory Support for special backup IDs: latest, last, oldest, first Management of multiple servers to the […]

Released Barman 1.1.1

2ndQuadrant announces the release of Barman 1.1.1. This minor version fixes a small bug with the “barman recover” command, introduced with version 1.1.0. Barman users are encouraged to update their systems to this version, which can be downloaded from

Barman explained in a 83 seconds spot

On the dawn of the release of version 1.1.0 of Barman, we are proud to publish our first video/spot for the promotion of our open source tool. The goal of the video is to emphasize the importance of physical hot backups and disaster recovery solutions for PostgreSQL databases operating in business critical environments. One of […]