Barman 2.13 released

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26 July 2021: EnterpriseDB is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.13, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release introduces support for Azure blob storage in barman-cloud, and fixes several important bugs.

Release notes

  • Add Azure blob storage support to barman-cloud

  • Support tablespace remapping in barman-cloud-restore via --tablespace name:location

  • Allow barman-cloud-backup and barman-cloud-wal-archive to run as Barman hook scripts, to allow data to be relayed to cloud storage from the Barman server

  • Bug fixes:

    • Stop backups failing due to idle_in_transaction_session_timeout (

    • Fix a race condition between backup and archive-wal in updating xlog.db entries (#328)

    • Handle PGDATA being a symlink in barman-cloud-backup, which led to “seeking backwards is not allowed” errors on restore (#351)

    • Recreate pg_wal on restore if the original was a symlink (#327)

    • Recreate pg_tblspc symlinks for tablespaces on restore (#343)

    • Make barman-cloud-backup-list skip backups it cannot read, e.g., because they are in Glacier storage (#332)

    • Add -d database option to barman-cloud-backup to specify which database to connect to initially (#307)

    • Fix “Backup failed uploading data” errors from barman-cloud-backup on Python 3.8 and above, caused by attempting to pickle the boto3 client (#361)

    • Correctly enable server-side encryption in S3 for buckets that do not have encryption enabled by default.

      In Barman 2.12, barman-cloud-backup’s --encryption option did not correctly enable encryption for the contents of the backup if the backup was stored in an S3 bucket that did not have encryption enabled. If this is the case for you, please consider deleting your old backups and taking new backups with Barman 2.13.

      If your S3 buckets already have encryption enabled by default (which we recommend), this does not affect you.


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 maintained by EnterpriseDB and distributed under GPL v3.