Barman 2.3 released

5 September 2017: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.3, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release introduces support for PostgreSQL 10. Following the change in naming conventions brought by PostgreSQL 10, Barman now uses the terms “WAL”, “location” instead of, respectively, “xlog” and “lsn”.

This release also adds a few additional options to the barman recover command, in order to enable or disable network compression at run-time (--network-compression and --no-network-compression) and to instruct PostgreSQL to exit recovery as soon as a consistent state is reached (--target-immediate, available from PostgreSQL 9.4).

Barman 2.3 fixes an important bug for memory consumption of parallel copy introduced in 2.2, as well as some minor bugs.

With this release Barman has dropped the support for RHEL/CentOS 5 and Ubuntu Precise (12.04) which have both reached the official end of life.

For a complete list of changes, see the “Release Notes” section below.

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Release notes

  • Add support to PostgreSQL 10

  • Follow naming changes in PostgreSQL 10:

    • The switch-xlog command has been renamed to switch-wal.
    • In commands output, the xlog word has been changed to WAL and location has been changed to LSN when appropriate.
  • Add the --network-compression/--no-network-compression options to barman recover to enable or disable network compression at run-time

  • Add --target-immediate option to recover command, in order to exit recovery when a consistent state is reached (end of the backup, available from PostgreSQL 9.4)

  • Show cluster state (master or standby) with barman status command

  • Documentation improvements

  • Bug fixes:

    • Fix high memory usage with parallel_jobs > 1 (#116)
    • Better handling of errors using parallel copy (#114)
    • Make barman diagnose more robust with system exceptions
    • Let archive-wal ignore files with .tmp extension

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About Barman

Barman is an open-source administration tool for backup and disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows organizations to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase.

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

About 2ndQuadrant

2ndQuadrant was founded in 2001 by Simon Riggs, a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. As the largest single collective organization of PostgreSQL experts of any company globally, it is 2ndQuadrant’s mission to provide the gold standard of products and services to support PostgreSQL and its continuous growth. Comprised of some of the best known developers from around the globe, all members actively contribute to the development of PostgreSQL.

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