Barman 3.3.0 released

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14 December 2022: EnterpriseDB is proud to announce the release of Barman version 3.3.0, a Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

Release Notes

  • A backup can now be given a name at backup time using the new --name option supported by the barman backup and barman-cloud-backup commands. The backup name can then be used in place of the backup ID when running commands to interact with backups. Additionally, the commands to list and show backups have been been updated to include the backup name in the plain text and JSON output formats.

  • Stricter checking of PostgreSQL version to verify that Barman is running against a supported version of PostgreSQL.

  • Bug fixes:

    • Fix inconsistencies between the barman cloud command docs and the help output for those commands.

    • Use a new PostgreSQL connection when switching WALs on the primary during the backup of a standby to avoid undefined behaviour such as SSL error messages and failed connections.

    • Reduce log volume by changing the default log level of stdout for commands executed in child processes to DEBUG (with the exception of pg_basebackup which is deliberately logged at INFO level due to it being a long-running process where it is frequently useful to see the output during the execution of the command).


Source code and wheel file can be downloaded from release 3.3.0 page.

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.