Backup Postgres 9.4 to S3 with WAL-E in Ubuntu 14.04

If you are using Postgres 9.4 Database for your project. I think that you are thinking about backup Backup Postgres everyday. So in this post I will show you how to  backup Backup Postgres 9.4 to S3.


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Install Dependencies:

Using PIP to install WAL-E:

Using PIP to upgrade Request:

Using PIP to upgrade Six:

If you not upgrade them,  maybe you will meet an error as below when you run WAL-E Backup:

And we should change permission for PIP packet so that postgres user is able to use them:

Edit postgresql.conf to do backup with wall-push command:

Now, we restart postgres to apply the changes:

Backup Everyday

Assume that you created a bucket on S3, and you have AWS credentials. So you should push them to config file with commands:

Now, we will try to backup to S3 in the first time. At the first, change to postgres user:

Run backup command:

The output should be:

Finally, we add the command to crontab to backup 5 AM everyday:

Finished your works now!