2ndQuadrant is happy to announce the release of Barman 1.0. Barman (backup and recovery manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python for Linux systems.
It allows remote backups of multiple Postgres servers in business critical environments and helps database administrators during the recovery phase.
Barman's most wanted features include backup catalogues, retention policies, remote recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups.
Built on top of PostgreSQL's robust and reliable Point-In-Time-Recovery technology, Barman allows database administrators to manage the backup and recovery phases of several PostgreSQL database servers from a centralised location, using an intuitive command interface.
"We are developing more and more projects with Open Source technologies and one of the challenges is to find high quality solutions for our services" - says Marco Betti, Architecture Engineer at CSI Piemonte - "We found in Barman the optimal solution for physical backup and disaster recovery of PostgreSQL databases. Barman is robust and easy to use. Its command interface allows an easy integration with the existing management tools in our enviroment".
Laura Passigni of Navionics, the leading company in electronic charts, says that "Barman is an easy to use, yet effective solution, the perfect companion for the migration of our database from Oracle to PostgreSQL".
Version 1.0 of Barman, distributed under GNU GPL 3, includes:
You can find more information on Barman at www.pgbarman.org.
The development of Barman by 2ndQuadrant Italia has been made possible through the contributions of our founding sponsors CSI Piemonte, GestionaleAuto, Navionics and XCon. Barman has also been partially funded through 4Caast, a research project of the European Commission's Seventh Framework programme.