How to do it…

We will start by looking at Barman's main configuration file:

  1. As root on malcolm, open the /etc/barman.conf file for editing. This file contains global options for Barman. Once you are familiar with the main configuration options, I recommend that you set the default compression method by uncommenting the following line:
compression = gzip
  1. Add the configuration file for the angus server. Drop the angus.conf file, containing the following lines, into the /etc/barman.d directory:
[angus] description =  "PostgreSQL Database on angus" active = off archiver = on backup_method = rsync ssh_command = ssh postgres@angus conninfo = host=angus user=barman dbname=postgres
  1. You have just added the angus server to the list of Postgres ...

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