PostgreSQL backups hands-on


The March meeting will be held at 18:00 EST on Tues, the 27th. Once again, we will be holding the meeting in the community space at CoverMyMeds. Please RSVP on MeetUp so we have an idea on the amount of food needed.


We had a lot of interest and requests for a deeper dive during last month’s presentation on pgBackRest by Andy, so this month we’re continuing the topic and setting a lab for everyone to use! We’re going to walk through both logical and physical backups with everyone actually executing them on their own lab instance. We’re then going to delve into recovery and have everyone tackle that as well. Finally, we’ll have everyone switch to pgBackRest to see how it eases and automates the backup and recovery process that everyone just learned/used.

Should be an informative session!


CoverMyMeds has graciously agreed to validate your parking if you use their garage so please park there:

You can safely ignore any sign saying to not park in the garage as long as it’s after 17:30 when you arrive.

Park in any space that is not marked ‘24 hour reserved’.

Once parked, take the elevator/stairs to the 3rd floor to reach the Miranova lobby. Once in the lobby, the elevator bank is in the back (West side) of the building. Take a left and walk down the hall until you see the elevator bank on your right. Grab an elevator up to the 11th floor. (If the elevator won’t let you pick the 11th floor, contact Doug or CJ (info below)). Once you exit the elevator, look to your left and right; one side will have visible cubicles, the other won’t. Head to the side without cubicles. You’re now in the community space:

Community space as seen from the stage

The kitchen is to your right (grab yourself a drink) and the meeting will be held to your left. Walk down the room towards the stage.

If you have any issues or questions with parking or the elevators, feel free to text/call Doug at +1.614.316.5079 or CJ at +1.740.407.7043