Wednesday, September 26

Barman is finally out

Gabriele's PlanetPostgreSQL
It took longer than expected, but we have finally managed to release Barman as open-source under GNU GPL 3. Barman stands for "Backup and Recovery Manager" and it is an administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers. Currently only Linux systems are officially supported, however Python allows to plan porting and maintenance on different platforms as well. The idea of starting Barman began about a year ago. We were tired of managing disaster recovery solutions using custom scripts, hard to maintain and to monitor (you probably know what I mean). (more…)

Announcing Barman 1.0, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL

International News, PostgreSQL
2ndQuadrant is happy to announce the release of Barman 1.0. Barman (backup and recovery manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python for Linux systems. It allows remote backups of multiple Postgres servers in business critical environments and helps database administrators during the recovery phase. Barman's most wanted features include backup catalogues, retention policies, remote recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups. (more…)

PGDay.IT 2011 was “bellissimo”!

Gabriele's PlanetPostgreSQL
The fifth edition of the Italian PGDay went well beyond our initial expectations. We had about 75 participants, a total of 95 people including staff and speakers.As I said during the event, rather than PGDay Italy, this should be named PGDay for Italian speakers given the presence of staff from Switzerland (Canton Ticino). Participants came from 12 regions: all regions but Val d'Aosta in the north/centre area, but also from Southern Italy (Naples and Calabria). (more…)