Know How to Use Velero to Backup and Migrate Kubernetes Resources and Persistent Volumes

“Murphy’s law doesn’t mean that something bad will happen. It means that whatever can happen, will happen.” This is something related to destiny but we should not totally rely upon it and should be prepared for the worst.
The same philosophy referenced above applies to the tech world too. That’s the reason we should be prepared with our backup options choices possibly, a data set or Kubernetes cluster.

Kubernetes backup solutions bring down the risk and empower faster recovery time while providing key benefits like: disaster recovery and backup & restore. Now we have to explore some simple and convenient options to take Kubernetes backup. While working on a similar project I came to know about Velero which can fulfil our needs to take Kubernetes backup and restore and it is easy to use.

Velero is an open-source tool for securely backing up and restoring resources in a Kubernetes cluster, performing disaster recovery, and moving resources and persistent volumes to another Kubernetes cluster.

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Automatically Backup Alibaba MySQL using Grandfather-Father-Son Strategy


So, basically what is Grandfather-father-son or GFS?

GFS backup is a common rotation scheme for backup, in which there are three or more backup cycles, such as daily, weekly, and monthly. Typically, It consists of daily backups (son, at fixed intervals of hours in a day), a weekly full backup (father, once a week), and monthly full backup (Grandfather, once a month).

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