14 April 2014: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of version 1.3.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.
This minor release introduces support for concurrent backup using physical file based copy through "rsync", in conjunction with pgespresso, a new open source extension available for PostgreSQL 9.2 and 9.3. Concurrent backup allows database administrators that rely on Barman, to finally offload backup operations to a streaming replicated standby server, opening new important scenarios in disaster recovery architectures of PostgreSQL 9.2+ database servers.
The "barman diagnose" command has been implemented to print important information about the system and the configuration of Barman, allowing users to provide detailed diagnostics data in case of support requests.
Version 1.3.1 fixes an important bug on recovery that was affecting only those users having tablespaces created inside the PGDATA directory. This behaviour was introduced in version 1.3.0.
Minor bugs have also been fixed.
Many thanks for funding towards the development of this release go to Adyen (www.adyen.com).
For a complete list of changes, see the "Release Notes" section below.
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 backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase. Barman’s most requested features include backup catalogues, retention policies, remote backup and recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups. Barman is distributed under GNU GPL 3.