One of the most common ways how to make PostgreSQL database backup is to use pg_dump utility. But is it the best way how to make backups according to your schedule and then send them to the specified destination? With the help of PostgreSQL-Backup, you can create a backup job which will make scheduled backups and then send them to Local or Network Folder.
How to backup PostgreSQL to Local or Network Folder
Pass this simple steps to create a backup job, which will make PostgreSQL backups according to your schedule and then sent backups to your Local or Network Folder.
- After you have downloaded and installed PostgreSQL-Backup run it and select all databases which you are going to backup from the list on the left side.
- To choose a backup destination click “Add backup destination” link and select “Local / Network Folder”.Make all settings that you need and choose a folder where PostgreSQL backups will be stored. Click “Test” to check the connection then press “Save & Close” to apply all settings.
- To create a backup schedule check off “Schedule this job” and press “Advanced backup schedule”. Tune all settings you need and click “Save & Close”.
- Now everything is ready to make your first PostgreSQL backup. You can run a backup immediately by clicking “Run Now” or press “Save” to start the backup job.