Barman 2.1 released

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2ndQuadrant announces the release of Barman version 2.1, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release fixes a few bugs. It also introduces the --archive option to the switch-xlog command, in order to help users during the installation process of a new server.

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

Release notes

  • Add --archive and --archive-timeout options to switch-xlog command

  • Preliminary support for PostgreSQL 10 (#73)

  • Minor additions:

    • Add last archived WAL info to diagnose output
    • Add start time and execution time to the output of delete command
  • Minor bug fixes:

    • Return failure for get-wal command on inactive server
    • Make streaming_archiver_names and streaming_backup_name options global (#57)
    • Fix rsync failures due to files truncated during transfer (#64)
    • Correctly handle compressed history files (#66)
    • Avoid de-referencing symlinks in pg_tblspc when preparing recovery (#55)
    • Fix comparison of last archiving failure (#40, #58)
    • Avoid failing recovery if postgresql.conf is not writable (#68)
    • Fix output of replication-status command (#56)
    • Exclude files from backups like pg_basebackup (#65, #72)
    • Exclude directories from other Postgres versions while copying tablespaces (#74)