Announcing the Release of Barman v2.11

Posted on 2020-07-09 by 2ndQuadrant, an EDB Company
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Oxford, United Kingdom - July 9, 2020

2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.11.

Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration tool for managing backup and disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers. It allows you to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business-critical environments and helps DBAs during the recovery phase.

This release fully supports the upcoming PostgreSQL 13, and introduces the barman-cli-cloud package, which contains all cloud related utilities previously released with version 2.10, such as barman-cloud-wal-archive and barman-cloud-backup, as well as 3 additional ones:

  • barman-cloud-wal-restore: script to be used as restore_command in PostgreSQL to directly retrieve WAL files from an object store such as AWS S3.
  • barman-cloud-restore: script to be used to retrieve a backup from an object store and prepare the recovery of a PostgreSQL instance.
  • barman-cloud-backup-list: script to be used to list the content of an object store.

If you are upgrading from version 2.10 and are already using barman-cloud-wal-archive or barman-cloud-backup, you must install the barman-cli-cloud package as described in the release notes.

In terms of security, Barman now supports non superuser connections to PostgreSQL 10 or higher. The user requires pg_read_all_settings and pg_read_all_stats privileges, as well as execution grants on some backup related functions. Please refer to the documentation for more details.

Minor bugs have also been fixed.

We strongly recommend upgrading to Barman v2.11 at the earliest opportunity available.

A complete list of changes and bug fixes is available here.

Download and installation instructions are available here.

Source files are available for download here.

Barman is developed and maintained by 2ndQuadrant and distributed under GPL v3.

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