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PostgreSQL Database Backup Solutions

Databases go down, sometimes gracefully, many times not. EDB Backup & Recovery software makes sure you have a complete and valid set of data and the ability to easily restore it, just in case

Open source software supported by EDB


Our primary choice to back up and restore PostgreSQL data in business-critical environments

  • Also supported by EDB


    pgBackRest aims to be a reliable, easy-to-use backup and restore solution that can seamlessly scale up to the largest databases and workloads by utilizing algorithms that are optimized for database-specific requirements.

  • pg_basebackup (bundled with PostgreSQL)

    pg_basebackup is used to take base backups of a running PostgreSQL database cluster.

Feature Comparison

BarmanpgBackRestpg_basebackup (bundled with PostgreSQL)
SSH protocol support
PostgreSQL protocol
Incremental backups
Rate limiting
Custom WAL sizes
WAL archive compression
Backup compression
Symmetric encryption
Parallel backup and restore
Partial restore (only selected databases)
Centralized repository management
Retention policy
List backup
S3 support
Nagios integration
PEM integration
No custom scripts required