Backup and restore

Backing up TimescaleDB takes advantage of the reliable functionality already available through PostgreSQL. There are several ways to accomplish this: physical backups with pg_basebackup or another tool, or logical backups with pg_dump and pg_restore. Physical backups may also be used with Write-Ahead Log (WAL) archiving to achieve an ongoing backup.


TimescaleDB currently does not natively support a consistent restore point for multi-node environments. Care should be taken to ensure third-party solutions properly quiesce the environment before backing up, so that the backup point used across nodes does not have outstanding transactions.

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