Schedule - PGConf.DE 2024

Postgres native incremental backups and the future of backup tools

Date: 2024-04-12
Time: 09:10–09:55
Room: Ballsaal 3
Level: Intermediate

Robert Haas's commit which adds native incremental backup in Postgres has brought up a lot of interest since last December. But it’s not a one-fits-all solution. Rather, it's a very flexible feature that brings up a lot of opportunities for building solutions that adapt to different needs.

I’ll introduce upcoming incremental backup in Postgres, both how to backup with pg_basebackup, and how the new pg_combinebackup tool works for backups and restores. We will go into possible architectural solutions that can be taken once the feature is released, and how the backup tools in the Postgres ecosystem can benefit from it.


Martín Marqués