Category: Background

Heroku Postgres has two levels of backup protection. The first level is called ‘Continuous Protection’, and this involves storing the Postgres Write Ahead Logs (transaction logs) on S3, using the open source utility WAL-E. The Continuous Protection feature allows Heroku to restore or rebuild your database in the event of a failure. The second level…

Remora Backup was designed with security and trust as the top priorities. When designing and planning the service, we asked ourselves “what is the least amount of access we need to our customer’s database?”. The answer turned out to be a simple, but powerful Heroku feature called Postgres Credentials. A Postgres database provides many types…