Barman v2.6 - Now with Support for Geo-redundancy

Posted on 2019-02-04 by 2ndQuadrant, an EDB Company
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Oxford, United Kingdom - February 4, 2019

2ndQuadrant today announced the release of Barman version 2.6. This release introduces support for geographical redundancy, allowing DBAs and System Administrators to add another tier to their disaster recovery solution for PostgreSQL databases.

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.

Barman v2.6 presents the following new features:

  • Add support for geographical redundancy. Geo-redundancy allows a Barman server to use another Barman server as a data source, instead of using a PostgreSQL server.

  • Add 'put-wal' command. This allows Barman to safely receive WAL files via PostgreSQL's 'archive_command' using the new 'barman-wal-archive' script included in the latest 'barman-cli' package.

  • Add ANSI colour support to 'check' command.

This release also includes minor bug fixes. 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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