2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of version 1.3.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.
IMPORTANT: Due to a bug affecting Postgres 8.4 users, version 1.3.2 has been released immediately after.
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.
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.
- Website: http://www.pgbarman.org/
- Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/
- Documentation: http://www.pgbarman.org/documentation/
- Support: http://www.pgbarman.org/support/
- pgespresso extension: https://github.com/2ndquadrant-it/pgespresso
- Added support for concurrent backup of PostgreSQL 9.2 and 9.3 servers that use the “pgespresso” extension. This feature is controlled by the “backup_options” configuration option (global/server) and activated when set to “concurrent_backup”. Concurrent backup allows DBAs to perform full backup operations from a streaming replicated standby.
- Added the “barman diagnose” command which prints important information about the Barman system (extremely useful for support and problem solving)
- Improved error messages and exception handling interface
- Fixed bug in recovery of tablespaces that are created inside the PGDATA directory (bug introduced in version 1.3.0)
- Fixed minor bug of unhandled -q option, for quiet mode of commands to be used in cron jobs (bug introduced in version 1.3.0)
- Minor bug fixes and code refactoring
- Release Notes: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/1.3.1/
- Sources: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/1.3.1/barman-1.3.1.tar.gz/download
- RPMs for RHEL/CentOS 5: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/1.3.1/barman-1.3.1-1.rhel5.noarch.rpm/download (dependencies: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/rhel5-deps/)
- RPMs for RHEL/CentOS 6: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/1.3.1/barman-1.3.1-1.rhel6.noarch.rpm/download (dependencies: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/rhel6-deps/)
- PyPI: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/barman/1.3.1
- pgespresso on PostgreSQL Extension framework (PGXN): http://pgxn.org/dist/pgespresso/
- Online documentation: http://www.pgbarman.org/documentation
- PDF documentation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgbarman/files/1.3.1/barman-tutorial.en.pdf/download
About Barman: 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.