Barman

Backup and Disaster Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL

Barman allows your company to implement disaster recovery solutions for PostgreSQL databases with high business continuity requirements. Barman is one of the most popular backup tools available for PostgreSQL.

About Barman

Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open-source administration tool for managing backup and disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers. It allows your organization to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and helps DBAs during the recovery phase. Some of its most notable characteristics are:

  • Simple user interface 

  • Easy-to-use backup and recovery options

  • Able to operate remotely from the database server, via LAN or WAN

Barman Features

Barman relies on PostgreSQL's extremely robust and reliable Point In Time Recovery (PITR) technology. Some of the most important features of Barman that improve the backup and recovery process are: 

  • Zero data loss backups. Allows the user to have zero data loss clusters with only one standby server.

  • Cooperation with standby servers. Allows the standby server to fetch WAL files from Barman whenever streaming replication with the primary server is not working.

  • Reliable monitoring integration. A unique function that monitors and creates reports about Barman’s configuration status. 

  • Parallel Copy for Backup and Recovery. Performs copies at an accelerated rate, speeding up the overall backup and recovery process. 

  • Backup Catalogues. Allows the user to list, keep, delete, archive and recover several full backups within the same interface.

  • Support for Multiple Servers. Allows you to manage the backup and recovery phase of multiple servers from the same location.

  • Store Backup Data. Stores backup data from multiple PostgreSQL instances, even with different versions.

  • Full Hot Backup. Performs a full hot backup of your PostgreSQL server from a different server, specifically designed for backup and disaster recovery purposes.

  • Incremental Backup and Recovery. Generates different backups targeting new and modified data allowing faster processing.

  • Retention Policies. Configuration of customized backup retention policy to fit your organization’s needs.

  • Remote Recovery. Performs remote recovery of a backup for a PostgreSQL server.

  • WAL Files Compression. Custom archiving and compression of WAL files and backups.

  • Backup Information. Generates general and disk usage information of all backups.  

Availability

(Barman v2.4 released - May 25, 2018)

Download and installation instructions are available here

Documentation is available here.

Detailed release notes are available here

Why 2ndQuadrant and Barman?

Barman is developed and fully supported by the PostgreSQL professionals at 2ndQuadrant who can help you achieve business continuity goals for your critical PostgreSQL databases.

2ndQuadrant is the team of diligent PostgreSQL experts. Our support engineers have over 100 years of combined code contributions to the PostgreSQL project, making us the only company to contribute enterprise features to all of the last 13 releases.

This is paired with 17+ years of hands-on experience through client engagements and allows us to integrate customized solutions with our customers - making 2ndQuadrant the Gold Standard for PostgreSQL products & services.

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