The initial relase of
an online backup and restore tool for the
PostgreSQL DBMS, has been
The project developers include Itagaki Takahiro
and Katsumata Tomonari and the code has been released under the
Currently, the software is only tested under
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.3.
The project description states:
The goal of the pg_rman project is providing a method for online backup and PITR as easy as
Also, it maintains a backup catalog per database cluster. Users can maintain old backups including archive logs with one command.
The software features one-line backup and restore operations,
online backup, incremental backup and archive backup.
Backups are compressed with gzip and the
system can automatically delete its older backup archives.
Backups are validated with CRC checks and the system includes the ability
to restore to a specified point in time.
Pg-rman supports two DBMS
system configurations, standalone server and backup server.
Pg-rman is designed as a standard Unix style command line program; the
lists the following command line options:
init, backup, restore, show, validate and delete.
A variety of command line options are available and the software
can output error codes, making it suitable for running
from a scripted environment.
If you need an enhanced backup solution for your PostgreSQL database,
pg-rman looks like the tool to use.
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