Barman 2.14 released

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23 September 2021: EnterpriseDB is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.14, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release introduces the barman-cloud-backup-delete command, with support for applying retention policies for cloud backups, and the barman keep and barman-cloud-backup-keep commands to retain backups regardless of any applicable retention policy.

Release notes

  • Add the barman-cloud-backup-delete command which allows backups in cloud storage to be deleted by specifiying either a backup ID or a retention policy.

  • Allow backups to be retained beyond any retention policies in force by introducing the ability to tag existing backups as archival backups using barman keep and barman-cloud-backup-keep.

  • Allow the use of SAS authentication tokens created at the restricted blob container level (instead of the wider storage account level) for Azure blob storage

  • Significantly speed up barman restore into an empty directory for backups that contain hundreds of thousands of files.

  • Bug fixes:

    • The backup privileges check will no longer fail if the user lacks “userepl” permissions and will return better error messages if any required permissions are missing (#318 and #319).


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.