Chart version: 2.7.4
Api version: v1
App version: 1.2.0
A Helm chart for velero
Chart Type
Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install velero center/stable/velero
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This chart has been deprecated and moved to its new home:

Velero is an open source tool to safely backup and restore, perform disaster recovery, and migrate Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes.

Velero has two main components: a CLI, and a server-side Kubernetes deployment.

Installing the Velero CLI

See the different options for installing the Velero CLI.

Installing the Velero server

This helm chart installs Velero version v1.2.0 See the #Upgrading section for information on how to upgrade from other versions.


Tiller cluster-admin permissions

A service account and the role binding prerequisite must be added to Tiller when configuring Helm to install Velero:

kubectl create sa -n kube-system tiller
kubectl create clusterrolebinding tiller-cluster-admin --clusterrole cluster-admin --serviceaccount kube-system:tiller
helm init --service-account=tiller --wait --upgrade

Provider credentials

When installing using the Helm chart, the provider’s credential information will need to be appended into your values. The easiest way to do this is with the --set-file argument, available in Helm 2.10 and higher. See your cloud provider’s documentation for the contents and creation of the credentials-velero file.


The default configuration values for this chart are listed in values.yaml.

See Velero’s full official documentation. More specifically, find your provider in the Velero list of supported providers for specific configuration information and examples.

Option 1) CLI commands

Specify the necessary values using the –set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

helm install --namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> \
--set configuration.provider=<PROVIDER NAME> \
--set-file<FULL PATH TO FILE> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.bucket=<BUCKET NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set configuration.volumeSnapshotLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set image.repository=velero/velero \
--set image.tag=v1.2.0 \
--set image.pullPolicy=IfNotPresent \
--set initContainers[0].name=velero-plugin-for-aws \
--set initContainers[0].image=velero/velero-plugin-for-aws:v1.0.0 \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].mountPath=/target \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].name=plugins \

Option 2) YAML file

Add/update the necessary values by changing the values.yaml from this repository, then running:

helm install --namespace <NAMESPACE> -f values.yaml stable/velero

Upgrade the configuration

If a value needs to be added or changed, you may do so with the upgrade command. An example:

helm upgrade <RELEASE NAME> --set, stable/velero


Upgrading to v1.2.0

The instructions found here will assist you in upgrading from version v1.0.0 or v1.1.0 to v1.2.0.

Upgrading to v1.1.0

The instructions found here will assist you in upgrading from version v1.0.0 to v1.1.0.

Uninstall Velero

Note: when you uninstall the Velero server, all backups remain untouched.

helm delete <RELEASE NAME> --purge