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.
When opening a pull request, please fill out the checklist supplied the template. This will help others properly categorize and review your pull request.
Authors are expected to include a changelog file with their pull requests. The changelog file
should be a new file created in the
changelogs/unreleased folder. The file should follow the
naming convention of
pr-username and the contents of the file should be your text for the
velero/changelogs/unreleased <- folder 000-username <- file
Add that to the PR.
If a PR does not warrant a changelog, the CI check for a changelog can be skipped by applying a
changelog-not-required label on the PR. If you are making a PR on a release branch, you should still make a new file in the
changelogs/unreleased folder on the release branch for your change.
Whenever a source code file is being modified, the copyright notice should be updated to our standard copyright notice. That is, it should read “Copyright the Velero contributors.”
For new files, the entire copyright and license header must be added.
Please note that doc files do not need a copyright header.
Log messages are capitalized.
Error messages are kept lower-cased.
Wrap/add a stack only to errors that are being directly returned from non-velero code, such as an API call to the Kubernetes server.
Prefer to use the utilities in the Kubernetes package
For imports, we use the following convention:
<group><version><api | client | informer | ...>
import ( corev1api "k8s.io/api/core/v1" metav1 "k8s.io/apimachinery/pkg/apis/meta/v1" corev1client "k8s.io/client-go/kubernetes/typed/core/v1" corev1listers "k8s.io/client-go/listers/core/v1" velerov1api "github.com/vmware-tanzu/velero/pkg/apis/velero/v1" velerov1client "github.com/vmware-tanzu/velero/pkg/generated/clientset/versioned/typed/velero/v1" )
We use a package to generate mocks for our interfaces.
Example: if you want to change this mock: https://github.com/vmware-tanzu/velero/blob/main/pkg/restic/mocks/restorer.go
go get github.com/vektra/mockery/.../ cd pkg/restic mockery -name=Restorer
Might need to run
make update to update the imports.
When generating label values, be sure to pass them through the
label.GetValidName() helper function.
This will help ensure that the values are the proper length and format to be stored and queried.
In general, UIDs are safe to persist as label values.
This function is not relevant to annotation values, which do not have restrictions.
All authors to the project retain copyright to their work. However, to ensure that they are only submitting work that they have rights to, we are requiring everyone to acknowledge this by signing their work.
Any copyright notices in this repo should specify the authors as “the Velero contributors”.
To sign your work, just add a line like this at the end of your commit message:
Signed-off-by: Joe Beda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This can easily be done with the
--signoff option to
By doing this you state that you can certify the following (from https://developercertificate.org/):
Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 1 Letterman Drive Suite D4700 San Francisco, CA, 94129 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.