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vmware-tanzu/velero

Chart version: 2.14.12
Api version: v1
App version: 1.5.3
A Helm chart for velero
application
Chart Type
Active
Status
Unknown
License
35682
Downloads
https://vmware-tanzu.github.io/helm-charts
Set me up:
helm repo add center https://repo.chartcenter.io
Install Chart:
helm install velero center/vmware-tanzu/velero
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Velero

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

Velero version

This helm chart installs Velero version v1.5 https://velero.io/docs/v1.5/. See the #Upgrading section for information on how to upgrade from other versions.

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.

Installing

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.

Set up Helm

See the main README.md.

Using Helm 3

Option 1) CLI commands

Note: You may add the flag --set installCRDs=false if you don’t want to install the CRDs. Likewise, you may add the flag --set cleanUpCRDs=true if you want to delete the Velero CRDs after deleting a release. Please note that cleaning up CRDs will also delete any CRD instance, such as BackupStorageLocation and VolumeSnapshotLocation, which would have to be reconfigured when reinstalling Velero. The backup data in object storage will not be deleted, even though the backup instances in the cluster will.

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

helm install velero vmware-tanzu/velero \
--namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> \
--create-namespace \
--set-file credentials.secretContents.cloud=<FULL PATH TO FILE> \
--set configuration.provider=<PROVIDER NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.name=<BACKUP STORAGE LOCATION NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.bucket=<BUCKET NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set configuration.volumeSnapshotLocation.name=<VOLUME SNAPSHOT LOCATION NAME> \
--set configuration.volumeSnapshotLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set initContainers[0].name=velero-plugin-for-<PROVIDER NAME> \
--set initContainers[0].image=velero/velero-plugin-for-<PROVIDER NAME>:<PROVIDER PLUGIN TAG> \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].mountPath=/target \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].name=plugins \

Users of zsh might need to put quotes around key/value pairs.

Option 2) YAML file

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

helm install vmware-tanzu/velero --namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> -f values.yaml --generate-name
Upgrade the configuration

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

helm upgrade vmware-tanzu/velero <RELEASE NAME> --namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> --reuse-values --set configuration.provider=<NEW PROVIDER>

Using Helm 2

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
Option 1) CLI commands

Note: You may add the flag --set installCRDs=false if you don’t want to install the CRDs. Likewise, you may add the flag --set cleanUpCRDs=true if you want to delete the Velero CRDs after deleting a release. Please note that cleaning up CRDs will also delete any CRD instance, such as BackupStorageLocation and VolumeSnapshotLocation, which would have to be reconfigured when reinstalling Velero. The backup data in object storage will not be deleted, even though the backup instances in the cluster will.

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

helm install vmware-tanzu/velero \
--namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> \
--set-file credentials.secretContents.cloud=<FULL PATH TO FILE> \
--set configuration.provider=<PROVIDER NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.name=<BACKUP STORAGE LOCATION NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.bucket=<BUCKET NAME> \
--set configuration.backupStorageLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set configuration.volumeSnapshotLocation.name=<VOLUME SNAPSHOT LOCATION NAME> \
--set configuration.volumeSnapshotLocation.config.region=<REGION> \
--set initContainers[0].name=velero-plugin-for-<PROVIDER NAME> \
--set initContainers[0].image=velero/velero-plugin-for-<PROVIDER NAME>:<PROVIDER PLUGIN TAG> \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].mountPath=/target \
--set initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].name=plugins 

Users of zsh might need to put quotes around key/value pairs.

Option 2) YAML file

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

helm install vmware-tanzu/velero --namespace <YOUR NAMESPACE> -f values.yaml
Upgrade the configuration

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

helm upgrade vmware-tanzu/velero <RELEASE NAME> --reuse-values --set configuration.provider=<NEW PROVIDER> 

Upgrading

Upgrading to v1.5

The instructions found here will assist you in upgrading from version v1.4.x to v1.5.

Upgrading to v1.4

The instructions found here will assist you in upgrading from version v1.3.x to v1.4.

Upgrading to v1.3.1

The instructions found here will assist you in upgrading from version v1.2.0 or v1.3.0 to v1.3.1.

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.

Using Helm 2

helm delete <RELEASE NAME> --purge

Using Helm 3

helm delete <RELEASE NAME> -n <YOUR NAMESPACE>