A pgbarman docker image with Prometheus metrics
What does this image do
After properly configured this image runs a cron with the cron command every minute. That "executes WAL archiving operations concurrently on a server basis, and this also enforces retention policies on those servers that have:
retention_policynot empty and valid;
retention_policy_modeset to auto.
The cron command ensures that WAL streaming is started for those servers that have requested it, by transparently executing the receive-wal command."
The image currently is focused on streaming replication so no rsync streaming or now.
How to use this image
$ docker run -v /path/to/db/configs:/etc/barman.d/ -v /path/to/backupdata/:/var/lib/barman/ decsis/pg-barman
For an full overview of using this image with a server check the example configuration for in the docker-compose.yml. If you run this compose file you will obtain two PostgresSQL servers and a Barman scheduled to make full backups every hour for server1 and every 6 hours to server2. Also a Prometheus server will be available to gather metrics from the exporter included in the image.
After that Barman will complain in the log:
barman_1 | 2017-03-17 11:54:02,239  barman.server ERROR: replication slot 'barman' doesn't exist. Please execute 'barman receive-wal --create-slot postgreslab1' barman_1 | 2017-03-17 11:54:02,256  barman.wal_archiver INFO: Synchronous WAL streaming for barman_receive_wal: False barman_1 | 2017-03-17 11:54:02,257  barman.server ERROR: replication slot 'barman' doesn't exist. Please execute 'barman receive-wal --create-slot postgreslab2'
docker exec -u barman -it dockerbarman_barman_1 barman receive-wal --create-slot postgreslab1 docker exec -u barman -it dockerbarman_barman_1 barman receive-wal --create-slot postgreslab2
Give it a minute or so to settle up and then execute the following to make PostgreSQL servers switch to another transaction log file and allows barman to be ready to do backups:
docker exec -u barman -it dockerbarman_barman_1 barman switch-xlog --force all
Finally execute the backups:
docker exec -u barman -it dockerbarman_barman_1 barman backup all
At any point you can view the status at http://localhost:8000
ENV variables that starts with
BARMAN_ will be converted read and converted to the correct format needed for
barman.conf file. Example
BARMAN_MINIMUM_REDUNDANCY=1 will be inserted as
minimum_redundancy=1. Full list of options at pgbarman's manual.
Alternatively it is possible to mount a volume file in
$BARMAN_BARMAN_HOME/.barman.conf that will override the base config file.
For server configurations provide a file per server in
/etc/barman.d/ as stated in the barman manual.
Additionaly you can pass a extra configuration in these files for scheduling backups:
#:backup_cron = 0 10 * * *
The image runs a every minute script that maintains (insert, update and delete) the
crontab gathering this preoperty from the available
*.conf files. The resulting
crontab for the previous example:
MAILTO="" BARMAN_LOG_FILE=/var/log/barman.log BARMAN_PRE_BACKUP_SCRIPT=/opt/barman/scripts/pre_backup.sh BARMAN_POST_BACKUP_SCRIPT=/opt/barman/scripts/post_backup.sh BARMAN_BARMAN_HOME=/var/lib/barman BARMAN_CONFIGURATION_FILES_DIRECTORY=/etc/barman.d * * * * * barman cron * * * * * /opt/barman/scripts/backup_scheduler.sh 28 10 * * * barman backup postgreslab3
Important: Please notice that this additional property is prefixed by
#: to avoid barman complaining about an unknown property. The
: is there to make clear this is not just a comment.
The image ships with a Prometheus exporter in the form of a Python script. After the container starts the metrics should be available at http://localhost:8000.
It will generate the following metrics:
- barman_status Status as given by barman check command (0 is OK everything else is bad)
- barman_last_backup_size_bytes Last backup size in bytes
- barman_expected_redundancy Number of expected backups as defined in config minimum_redundancy
- barman_database_size_bytes Database size in bytes
- barman_backup_duration_seconds Backup duration in seconds
- barman_backup_window_seconds Backup window covered by all existing backups
- barman_last_backup_age_seconds Last backup age
- barman_current_redundancy Number of existing backups
A sample scrape config is available in example/prometheus_config.yml