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“Be Very Afraid: Backup and Disaster Planning” at PGConf.EU

24 October 2014

Slides from my talk, Be Very Afraid: Backup and Disaster Planning, are now available.

Gabriele Bartolini at 15:20, 25 October 2014:

Hi Christophe, very interesting and thorough presentation. Unfortunately I could not attend your talk otherwise I would have asked you in person.

As member of the Barman team, I was wondering if there are any specific reasons for you not to include Barman in the presentation. I was interested in particular in technical limitations of Barman that led you not to consider it in your slides, so that we can try and include them in the next versions. The main goals of Barman are to standardise both backup and recovery procedures and to make the whole setup much easier for the final user.

Thank you.

Xof at 15:24, 25 October 2014:

With the exception of WAL-E, I decided not to include third-party tools in the talk, as it would have made it overlong.

Gabriele Bartolini at 03:05, 27 October 2014:

Ok, any particular reasons why of all the third party tools you selected WAL-E? Just curious.

Xof at 03:13, 27 October 2014:

WAL-E is the most suitable for a DBA with little experience in PostgreSQL, requires very little in terms of external resources (just the external cloud storage account, not a separate server), and can be installed very quickly. If the talk were longer than 40 minutes, I’d go over barman, repmgr, omnipitr, and others.

Gabriele Bartolini at 04:13, 27 October 2014:

Ok, thanks for the explanation!