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2 Overview : 2.1 Prerequisites

Note: BART currently runs on only 64-bit platforms.
Note: Backups can be taken from database clusters containing a WAL segment file size other than the default size of 16 MB such as can be created using the Advanced Server version 10 initdb --wal-segsize option.
For information on the Advanced Server initdb --wal-segsize option, see Section 3.7 "Customizable WAL Segment File Size" in the EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10.0 Guide available from the EnterpriseDB website located at:
Postgres libpq library
Postgres pg_basebackup utility program
See Section 4.2.1 for information on SSH and SCP.
Full base backups are taken using the pg_basebackup utility program. In the global section of the BART configuration file, parameter pg_basebackup_path specifies the complete directory path to the pg_basebackup program file to be used by BART for taking full base backups. See Section 4.1 for information on this parameter.
For information on pg_basebackup see the PostgreSQL Core Documentation available at:
Database servers can only be backed up by using pg_basebackup of the same or later version than the database server version. For example, pg_basebackup version 9.5 can back up database server version 9.5, but it cannot be used to back up database server version 9.6.

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