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.
Velero uses storage provider plugins to integrate with a variety of storage systems to support backup and snapshot operations.
For server installation, Velero requires that at least one plugin is added (with the
--plugins flag). The plugin will be either of the type object store or volume snapshotter, or a plugin that contains both. An exception to this is that when the user is not configuring a backup storage location or a snapshot storage location at the time of install, this flag is optional.
Any plugin can be added after Velero has been installed by using the command
velero plugin add <registry/image:version>.
Example with a dockerhub image:
velero plugin add velero/velero-plugin-for-aws:v1.0.0.
In the same way, any plugin can be removed by using the command
velero plugin remove <registry/image:version>.
Anyone can add integrations for any platform to provide additional backup and volume storage without modifying the Velero codebase. To write a plugin for a new backup or volume storage platform, take a look at our example repo and at our documentation for Custom plugins.
After you publish your plugin on your own repository, open a PR that adds a link to it under the appropriate list of supported providers page in our documentation.
You can also add the
velero-plugin GitHub Topic to your repo, and it will be shown under the aggregated list of repositories automatically.