Barman 2.18 released

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21 January 2022: EnterpriseDB is proud to announce the release of Barman version 2.18, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

Release notes

  • Add snappy compression algorithm support in barman cloud (requires the optional python-snappy dependency).

  • Allow Azure client concurrency parameters to be set when uploading WALs with barman-cloud-wal-archive.

  • Add --tags option in barman cloud so that backup files and archived WALs can be tagged in cloud storage (aws and azure).

  • Update the barman cloud exit status codes so that there is a dedicated code (2) for connectivity errors.

  • Add the commands barman verify-backup and barman generate-manifest to check if a backup is valid.

  • Add support for Azure Managed Identity auth in barman cloud which can be enabled with the --credential option.

  • Bug fixes:

    • Change barman-cloud-check-wal-archive behavior when bucket does not exist.

    • Ensure list-files output is always sorted regardless of the underlying filesystem.

    • Man pages for barman-cloud-backup-keep, barman-cloud-backup-delete and barman-cloud-check-wal-archive added to Python packaging.

  • We thank richyen and stratakis for their contributions to this release.


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.