5 Best Practices to Back up Kubernetes: Consider the Kubernetes Architecture, Have a Recovery Plan, Simplify Operations, Ensure Security, Leverage Kubernetes Portability.
Data management and backup of your Kubernetes apps are essential, and should be incorporated into your standard operational procedures.
Backing up applications and data is a standard discipline in enterprise IT departments. And while Kubernetes helps to ensure high availability and scalability of your application services, these benefits don’t protect data. That’s why data management and backup of your Kubernetes applications are essential and should be incorporated into your standard operational procedures.
However, backing up Kubernetes applications requires a unique approach that differs substantially from traditional backup solutions. With Kubernetes, applications are deployed in multiple containers across nodes in a cluster. To back up the application, along with data and storage volumes, you need a solution that will take into consideration all of the various Kubernetes objects and configuration data. The solution must also accommodate high-velocity application development and deployment cycles, the DevOps “shift-left” philosophy, unique operator challenges, protection gaps, security requirements, and more.
Although backing up Kubernetes may seem like a daunting task given these unique requirements, there are steps you can take to simplify the process. Here are five best practices to follow:
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