pgBackRest

pgBackRest – Running Backup from a Standby Server

In our previous blog post, we discussed how to set up pgBackrest on a single standalone PostgreSQL Instance. When you run backups on a Primary Instance, we would be utilizing the computing power of the primary instance that takes the WRITES traffic. For this reason, one may choose to shift the backup job from primary to standby. These …

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pgBackRest – Restoring a Backup from a backup Repository

In one of our articles on pgBackRest, we have discussed how to setup a robust backup strategy using pgBackrest. However, it is also important to know how to restore and test our backups for the purpose of recoverability. This makes sure that we have proper backup and if a need arises, we can restore the backup as of …

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pgBackRest – The Best Postgres Backup Tool with a very active community

A reliable backup tool with an ability to perform a point in time recovery (PITR) is a usual enterprise need. Postgres includes a backup tool called pg_basebackup for full backups. It is great for a database of a few hundreds of GBs in size but currently lacks the support for parallel, incremental and differential backups. This makes it …

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