check_pgbackrest 2.0 has been released

Posted on 2021-02-10 by Stefan Fercot
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Mons, Belgium, February 10th, 2021

check_pgbackrest is designed to monitor pgBackRest backups from Nagios, relying on the status information given by the info command.

It allows to monitor the backups retention and the consistency of the archived WAL segments.

Changes in check_pgbackrest 2.0

  • Only support pgBackRest 2.32 and above in order to only use its internal commands. This remove Perl dependencies no-longer needed to reach repository hosts or S3 compatible object stores. This also brings Azure compatible object stores support. The repo-* arguments have then been deprecated.
  • Support non-gz compressed files in the archives check (Magnus Hagander).
  • Fix the ignore-archived-* features when using pgBackRest internal commands (Magnus Hagander).
  • Improve ignore-archived-* features to skip WAL consistency check for backups involving ignored archives.
  • Skip unneeded boundary WAL check on TL switch (reported by sebastienruiz).
  • The retention service will now check that at least the backup directory exists, not only trusting the pgBackRest info command output (suggested by Michael Banck).

Links & Credits

This is an open project, licensed under the PostgreSQL license. Any contribution to improve it is welcome.


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