This is the documentation for the latest development version of Velero. Both code and docs may be unstable, and these docs are not guaranteed to be up to date or correct. See the latest version.
Use this doc to get a basic installation of Velero. Refer this document to customize your installation.
Velero uses object storage to store backups and associated artifacts. It also optionally integrates with supported block storage systems to snapshot your persistent volumes. Before beginning the installation process, you should identify the object storage provider and optional block storage provider(s) you’ll be using from the list of compatible providers.
Velero supports storage providers for both cloud-provider environments and on-premises environments. For more details on on-premises scenarios, see the on-premises documentation.
Velero does not officially support Windows. In testing, the Velero team was able to backup stateless Windows applications only. The File System Backup and backups of stateful applications or PersistentVolumes were not supported.
If you want to perform your own testing of Velero on Windows, you must deploy Velero as a Windows container. Velero does not provide official Windows images, but its possible for you to build your own Velero Windows container image to use. Note that you must build this image on a Windows node.
On macOS, you can use
Homebrew to install the
brew install velero
Download the latest release’s tarball for your client platform.
Extract the tarball:
tar -xvf <RELEASE-TARBALL-NAME>.tar.gz
Move the extracted
velero binary to somewhere in your
/usr/local/bin for most users).
choco install velero
There are two supported methods for installing the Velero server components:
velero installCLI command
Velero uses storage provider plugins to integrate with a variety of storage systems to support backup and snapshot operations. The steps to install and configure the Velero server components along with the appropriate plugins are specific to your chosen storage provider. To find installation instructions for your chosen storage provider, follow the documentation link for your provider at our supported storage providers page
Note: if your object storage provider is different than your volume snapshot provider, follow the installation instructions for your object storage provider first, then return here and follow the instructions to add your volume snapshot provider.
Please refer to this part of the documentation.