Barman 2.12 released

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5 November 2020: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.12, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release introduces experimental support for a new backup method called local-rsync, which allows users to bypass the SSH layer during base backup copy operations when Barman is installed on the same server as PostgreSQL and runs under the same user.

Minor bugs have also been fixed.

For a complete list of changes, please refer to the release notes for version 2.12.

Release notes

  • Introduce a new backup_method option called local-rsync which targets those cases where Barman is installed on the same server where PostgreSQL is and directly uses rsync to take base backups, bypassing the SSH layer.

  • Bug fixes:

    • Avoid corrupting boto connection in worker processes
    • Avoid connection attempts to PostgreSQL during tests


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 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.