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11.16.2015 - Barman 1.5.1 released

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16 November 2015: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of version 1.5.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

This minor release introduces support for 'per-server' concurrency of maintenance operations through the 'cron' command. Internally, Barman is now able to spawn a new sub-process for WAL archive operations on a specific server. For this purpose, the 'archive-wal' command has been added to the command interface.

Minor bugs have also been fixed.

For a complete list of changes, see the "Release Notes" section below.


Release notes

  • Add support for the 'archive-wal' command which performs WAL maintenance operations on a given server
  • Add support for "per-server" concurrency of the 'cron' command
  • Improved management of xlog.db errors
  • Add support for mixed compression types in WAL files (
  • Bug fixes:
    • Avoid retention policy checks during the recovery
    • Avoid 'wal_level' check on PostgreSQL version < 9.0 (#3)
    • Fix backup size calculation (#5)



Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows your organisation to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase. Barman's most requested features include backup catalogues, incremental backup, retention policies, remote backup and recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups. Barman is distributed under GNU GPL 3.

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