Using gpbackup Storage Plugins

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Using gpbackup Storage Plugins

Warning: The storage plugin functionality for gpbackup and gprestore is an experimental feature is not intended for use in a production environment. Experimental features are subject to change without notice in future releases.

You can configure the Greenplum Database gpbackup and gprestore utilities to use a storage plugin to process backup files during a backup or restore operation. For example, during a backup operation, the plugin sends the backup files to a remote location. During a restore operation, the plugin retrieves the files from the remote location.

You can also develop a custom storage plugin with the Greenplum Database Backup/Restore Storage Plugin API. See Backup/Restore Storage Plugin API.