September 27, 2020

Barman 2.11 releases, PostgreSQL database backup tool

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Barman (Backup and recovery manager) is an administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business-critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase.
Barman’s most-wanted features include backup catalogs, retention policies, remote recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups. Barman is written and maintained by PostgreSQL professionals 2ndQuadrant.

PostgreSQL database backup

Features

  • Full hot physical backup of a PostgreSQL server
  • Point-In-Time-Recovery (PITR)
  • Management of multiple PostgreSQL servers
  • Remote backup of a PostgreSQL server
  • Remote recovery of a backup for a PostgreSQL server
  • Management of base backups and WAL files through a catalog
  • ssh support for remote operations
  • rsync over ssh support for file synchronization and transfers
  • Management of retention policies for backups and WAL files
  • Incremental backup
  • WAL hub (get-wal)
  • Compression of WAL files (bzip2, gzip or custom)
  • Backup general and disk usage information
  • Integration with standard archiving tools (e.g. tar)
  • Local recovery
  • Relocation of PGDATA and tablespaces at recovery time

Barman 2.11 has been released.

Changelog

– Introduction of the barman-cli-cloud package that contains all cloud related utilities.

– Add barman-cloud-wal-restore to restore a WAL file previously archived with barman-cloud-wal-archive from an object store

– Add barman-cloud-restore to restore a backup previously taken with barman-cloud-backup from an object store

– Add barman-cloud-backup-list to list backups taken with barman-cloud-backup in an object store

– Add support for arbitrary archive size for barman-cloud-backup

– Add support for –endpoint-url option to cloud utilities

– Remove strict superuser requirement for PG 10+ (by Kaarel Moppel)

– Add –log-level runtime option for barman to override default log level for a specific command

– Support for PostgreSQL 13

– Bug fixes:

– Suppress messages and warning with SSH connections in barman-cli (GH-257)
– Fix a race condition when retrieving uploaded parts in barman-cloud-backup (GH-259)
– Close the PostgreSQL connection after a backup (GH-258)
– Check for uninitialized replication slots in receive-wal –reset (GH-260)
– Ensure that begin_wal is valorised before acting on it (GH-262)
– Fix bug in XLOG/WAL arithmetic with custom segment size (GH-287)
– Fix rsync compatibility error with recent rsync
– Fix PostgreSQLClient version parsing
– Fix PostgreSQL exception handling with non ASCII messages
– Ensure each postgres connection has an empty search_path
– Avoid connecting to PostgreSQL while reading a backup.info file

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