Friday, February 11, 2022

Server-Side LZ4 Backup Compression

I have been working with my colleagues Tushar Ahuja, Jeevan Ladhe, and Dipesh Pandit to make some improvements to pg_basebackup for version 15. A lot of that work has felt a bit like boring but necessary refactoring, and it's easy to find yourself wondering whether it will really do anybody any good. I was feeling optimistic after today's commits, so I decide to give it a try.