PostgreSQL Processing Settings
You can specify how Veeam Agent for Linux must process a PostgreSQL database:
- At the Guest Processing step of the wizard, select the Enable application-aware processing check box.
- Click Applications.
- In the displayed list, select a protection group or individual computer and click Edit.
To define custom settings for a computer added as a part of a protection group, you must include the computer to the list as a standalone object. To do this, click Add and choose the computer whose settings you want to customize. Then select the computer in the list and define the necessary settings.
- On the General tab, in the Applications section, select Require successful processing or Try application processing, but ignore failures.
- In the Processing Settings window, click the PostgreSQL tab.
- To specify a user account that Veeam Agent for Linux will use to connect to the PostgreSQL database, select the account from the Specify PostgreSQL account with superuser privileges list. If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add credentials.
Note that if you plan to select the peer authentication method at the step 7 of this procedure, you can add a user account in the Credentials Manager without specifying the password for the account.
By default, the Use guest credentials option is selected in the list. With this option selected, Veeam Agent will connect to the PostgreSQL database under the account that you have specified for the protected computer in the protection group settings.
- In the The specified user is field, specify how Veeam Agent for Linux will connect to the PostgreSQL database:
- Select Database user with password if the account that you specified at the step 6 is a PostgreSQL account, and you entered the password for this account in the Credentials Manager.
- Select Database user with password file if the password for the account that you specified at the step 6 is defined in the .pgpass configuration file on the Veeam Agent computer. For information about the .pgpass file format, see the Password File for PostgreSQL Processing section in the Veeam Agent for Linux User Guide.
- Select System user without password if you want Veeam Agent to use the peer authentication method. In this case, Veeam Agent will apply the Veeam Agent computer OS account as the PostgreSQL account.
For more information on how Veeam Agent for Linux processes the PostgreSQL database system, see the PostgreSQL Backup section in the Veeam Agent for Linux User Guide.