2ndQuadrant announce the release of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL version 1.3.1. 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.
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.
- 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