pgdump Provider Configuration [pgdump]

Backs up a PostgreSQL instance using the pgdump utility.


format = custom | tar | plain (default: custom)

Defines the –format option for pg_dump. This defaults to –format=custom. The custom format is required for pg_restore to do partial restore as well as enabling parallel restores.

additional-options = <command-string>

Pass additional options to the pg_dump command


Specify various compression settings, such as compression utility, compression level, etc.

method = gzip | pigz | bzip | lzop | lzma | gpg

Define which compression method to use. Note that some methods may not be available by default on every system and may need to be compiled or installed.

For gpg compression, a key should already exist(gpg --gen-key) and default-recipient must be configured in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf.

inline = yes | no

Whether or not to pipe the output of mysqldump into the compression utility. Enabling this is recommended since it usually only marginally impacts performance, particularly when using a lower compression level.

level = 0-9

Specify the compression ratio. The lower the number, the lower the compression ratio, but the faster the backup will take. Generally, setting the lever to 1 or 2 results in favorable compression of textual data and is noticeably faster than the higher levels. Setting the level to 0 effectively disables compression.

bin-path = <full path to utility>

This only needs to be defined if the compression utility is not in the usual places or not in the system path.


username = <name>

Username for pg_dump to authenticate with

password = <string>

Password for pg_dump to authenticate with

hostname = <string>

Hostname for pg_dump to connect with

port = <integer>

TCP port for pg_dump to connect on