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NetVault Plug-in for PostgreSQL 12.3.1 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for PostgreSQL Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data Troubleshooting

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for PostgreSQL

NetVault Backup Plug-in for PostgreSQL: at a glance

NetVault Backup Plug‑in for PostgreSQL: at a glance

Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug‑in for PostgreSQL (Plug‑in for PostgreSQL) increases confidence in recoverability of critical data and eliminates the need for writing complex backup-and-recovery scripts. Through a web-based user interface (WebUI) and automated workflow process, the plug-in offers a centralized way to set up, configure, and define backup and restore policies for your PostgreSQL databases.

Support for database-cluster backups and individual database and table backups in different backup formats lets you implement a backup policy that is flexible enough to account for many recovery scenarios without learning PostgreSQL internals. The plug-in offers a detailed level of control that minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore entire database clusters, individual databases, or individual tables reliably. Through integration with a range of backup devices, your data is protected and stored offsite to meet your disaster-recovery and business-continuity goals.

Key benefits

Increase confidence when deploying the plug-in: Plug‑in for PostgreSQL enables total protection of the PostgreSQL databases without requiring you to write complex backup scripts. The plug-in lets you back up the entire database cluster, individual databases, or tables in any of the supported backup formats. You can then use those backups to reconstruct entire or parts of database in the unfortunate event of data loss.
Speed up restores and reduce downtime: With Plug‑in for PostgreSQL, database administrators (DBAs) are no longer required to write scripts or manually run restore commands to recover lost data. Select what must be restored from a saved backup set, and the plug-in recovers the data without further interaction. The restores are faster due to reduced human interaction, and the chance for a syntax error in a manual execution is eliminated.
Ensures business continuity: With offsite backups being an important part of the data-protection plan for business-critical applications, the plug-in takes advantage of NetVault Backup’s integration with a range of backup devices. NetVault Backup lets you select which backup device to store the backup on. You can store the backup online in a virtual tape library (VTL). You can also duplicate the job to physical tape libraries, ensuring that your PostgreSQL environment is protected for disaster-recovery purposes.

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