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Short Description
A docker image to pgdumpall, compress, encrypt, and send off a database backup to s3
Full Description


Taken from siomiz/postgresql-s3, this image has the necessary utilties for you to perform continuous postgres backups to S3.
The idea is here is to provide an easy ready-to-go way to dump an entire postgresql database, compress it, encrypt it, and push it to Amazon s3.

Please check the version/tag you pull of this image. If a version mismatch
occurs, pg_dumpall will not execute!

  • Symmetric Encryption via gpg
  • Compression via xz (lzma2)
  • Extreme configurability via environment variables :)

Up and Running

Without going through and providing all the required env vars, here is a quick docker run line for getting up and running with this container.

docker run --link postgres:postgres inanimate/postgres-s3-archive

Note that the alias/name used to identify your linked postgres container must actually be postgres!

Environment variables

  • AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID - AWS S3 access key.
  • AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY - AWS S3 secret key.
  • BUCKET - AWS S3 bucket (and folder) to store the backup. i.e. s3://herpderpbucket/folder
  • SYMMETRIC_PASSPHRASE - The gpg symmetric passphrase to use to encrypt your file.
  • PGHOST/PGPORT - Two variables which can be set to specify the usage of a different container or postgres server (meaning you aren't linking). (default: HOST and PORT of the container you link.)
  • PGUSER - The database user to connect as (default: postgres)

We assume the user provided has full access without a password needed. Please make sure this exists and your server allows this user to login from the same network segment.

  • TIMEOUT - How often perform backup, in seconds. (default: 86400)
  • NAME_PREFIX - A prefix in front of the date i.e. jira-data-dir-backup (default: database-archive)
  • GPG_COMPRESSION_LEVEL - The compression level for gpg to use (0-9). (default: 0; not recommended since we're using xz)
  • XZ_COMPRESSION_LEVEL - The compression level for xz (lzma2) to use (0-9). (default: 9; this is the best compression level)
  • CIPHER_ALGO - The cipher for gpg to utilize when encrypting your archive. (default: aes256)
  • EXTENSION - The extension to use for the backup file i.e. tgz,tar.xz,bz2 (default: .psql.xz.gpg)
  • AWSCLI_OPTIONS - Provide some arguments to awscli (default: --sse) See here for possibilities.

All other aws-cli variables are also supported.

A few notes

  • Use spaces in your buckets, prefix, or extension at your own risk!
  • I really didn't feel like using cron. Deal with it.
  • One day, I'll implement asymmetric encryption so you can use your gpg keys. For now, this image does...maybe you could make your own ;P
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