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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2023

What can't pgBackRest do for you?

Date: 2023-12-15
Time: 10:30–11:20
Room: Nadir

pgBackRest, the powerful backup and restore tool for PostgreSQL, has been widely embraced by the community for its robustness and efficiency. However, every tool has its limitations, and pgBackRest is no exception.

One area that begs for further exploration is its archiving system, which plays a vital role in enabling Point-in-Time Recovery (PITR). During this session, we will embark on a journey to uncover the missing features in this area and delve into the innovative solutions provided to enhance PostgreSQL WAL archiving effectiveness.

While taking a backup might sound easy, restoring it to reach a specific target isn't that obvious. We will then explore the challenges faced by users and database administrators to achieve a successful recovery.

The talk will be focused on three main areas:

By attending this talk, participants will gain valuable insights into some limitations of pgBackRest and learn about potential solutions to fill the gaps. Whether you are an experienced PostgreSQL user, a database administrator, or an enthusiast exploring backup and restore options, this session will provide you with a fresh perspective to enhance your PostgreSQL data protection strategy.


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Stefan Fercot