Configuring Disaster Recovery Backups for a Kubernetes Cluster

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To set up disaster recovery backups for a Kubernetes cluster, add the hypervisor that hosts the Kubernetes nodes and add a VM group that includes the nodes. Then, to immediately prepare a disaster recovery backup, manually back up the VM group.

Procedure

  1. Add the hypervisor that hosts the Kubernetes nodes.

  2. Add a VM group that includes the Kubernetes nodes.

    Important: When you add the VM group, you select a server plan that specifies the frequency, retention, and storage location for scheduled backups. Selecting a server plan that stores the backups in a location where you can use them for off-site recovery to another cluster is crucial.

  3. To immediately prepare a disaster recovery backup, manually back up the VM group.

Results

The backup includes the etcd state at the time of the backup. To restore a single node, you will need this etcd backup to recover the state of the recovered node.

What to Do Next

Restoring a Disaster Recovery Backup of Kubernetes Nodes