PostgreSQL Conference US took place in New York City and I had the pleasure to be a speaker there. I presented there a talk about why You’d Better Have Tested Backups. The important bit is that backups are not interesting, recoveries are. Also the only way to make sure a backup is successful is to be able to use it for recovery.

Here are the slides for the talk:

Of course the conference hosted a lightning talk session and I took the opportunity to talk about pgloader, and here are the slides for this one:

If you ever have the chance to go to PostgreSQL Conference US, consider doing so: it is a very well organized conference, packed with interesting content and bright people who want to share their experience and teach what they’ve learnt so far!