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PostgreSQL High Performance Cookbook by Dinesh Kumar, Chitij Chauhan

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Setting up Barman

Barman, which stands for Backup And Recovery Manager, is a third-party tool developed by a company known as 2nd Quadrant and it serves as a complete backup management system for PostgreSQL.

Barman can be used to perform the following functions:

  • It can be used to manage PostgreSQL server backups
  • It can be used as a tool to perform and restore backup images for PostgreSQL databases
  • It can be used to perform incremental and configure backup retention policies

Getting ready

The following are some of the prerequisites that are required before installing Barman:

  • The system on which Barman needs to be installed must be either a Linux or a Unix system.
  • The Python language version needs to either start with 2.6 or higher.
  • The rsync command version ...

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