Restoring a Kubernetes Namespace or Cluster-Level Entities In Place

You can restore an entire Kubernetes namespace or other cluster-level entity in place.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Kubernetes.

    The Applications tab appears.

  2. On the Application groups tab, in the row for the application group that contains the content that you want to restore, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  3. Click Namespace and cluster level.

    The Restore page appears.

  4. Select the content to restore:

    • To restore the entire cluster, select all namespaces, and then click Restore full cluster.

    • To restore specific namespaces, select the namespaces, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  5. For Type, select In place.

  6. From the Access node list, select the access node to perform the restore.

    For optimal performance, select an access node that has low latency to the Kubernetes cluster and the backup copy.

  7. To delete and overwrite existing data, move the Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists toggle key to the right, and then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

    If any data matching the restore data exists in the destination, Commvault deletes the existing data before starting the restore process.


    When you enable the Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists setting to restore a system namespace (kube-* or openshift-*) or applications from a system namespace in place, Commvault does not delete the namespace and does not overwrite existing applications or orphan entities. Only missing applications and resources are restored.

  8. Click Submit.