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EDB Technical Update for EDB Postgres BART 2.2 #20181108


Technical Alert Name
EDB Technical Update for EDB Postgres BART 2.2 #20181108
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EDB Backup and Recovery Tool
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Technical Alert Details

Technical Update

EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery Tool  2.2



This announcement is notifying you of a new software release: EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery Tool  2.2 (BART 2.2)


EDB Backup and Recovery facilitates and automates complete hot physical backups of your PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server database. It is a centralized server that can connect to and backup multiple local or remote Postgres databases.


In previous releases, EDB introduced capabilities such as block-level incremental backup, policy enforced management and naming of the backup files, compressed storage, and low disk space alerts.


Backup and Recovery 2.2 adds several key performance enhancements:


  • Full backups can now be taken using multiple, parallel worker threads, thus reducing the backup time.

  • Restoring incremental backups can now be done with parallel worker processes.

  • Supports parallel compression for full backup so the overall backup time is reduced significantly.

  • BART no longer requires the use of the PostgreSQL pg_basebackup utility program to take full base backups from database servers with the exception of standby servers. Incremental backups cannot be taken from standby servers.


In addition, BART 2.2 addresses potential data corruptions associated with the incremental backup feature in BART 2.0 and BART 2.1.  If you are currently running BART 2.0 or BART 2.1 EDB strongly advises you to update to BART 2.2 as soon as possible.  After upgrading, a restart of the bart-scanner process should be performed, and a new full backup should be taken.


This announcement is for EDB customers who are using:

  • EDB Backup and Recovery Tool v2.2 Beta

  • EDB Backup and Recovery Tool  v2.0 and 2.1


This update is available as an RPM package that can be downloaded from the repository. To set up your credentials and gain access to the yum repository, please submit a request:

Documentation is provided on the EnterpriseDB website. Visit:




EDB Backup and Recovery Tool 2.2 supports Postgres database server versions 9.5 and later. Postgres database server versions 9.4 or earlier are not supported by BART 2.2


Do not perform an upgrade to BART 2.2 unless you are on database server version 9.5 or later.


If you experience any problems installing the new software please contact Technical Support at:


Phone: US: +1-732-331-1320 or 1-800-235-5891

UK: +44-2033719820

Brazil: +55-2139581371

India: +91-20-66449612

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