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Debugging Installation Issues

General

invalid configuration: no configuration has been provided

This typically means that no kubeconfig file can be found for the Velero client to use. Velero looks for a kubeconfig in the following locations: * the path specified by the --kubeconfig flag, if any * the path specified by the $KUBECONFIG environment variable, if any * ~/.kube/config

Backups or restores stuck in New phase

This means that the Velero controllers are not processing the backups/restores, which usually happens because the Velero server is not running. Check the pod description and logs for errors: kubectl -n velero describe pods kubectl -n velero logs deployment/velero

AWS

NoCredentialProviders: no valid providers in chain

Using credentials

This means that the secret containing the AWS IAM user credentials for Velero has not been created/mounted properly into the Velero server pod. Ensure the following: * The cloud-credentials secret exists in the Velero server's namespace * The cloud-credentials secret has a single key, cloud, whose value is the contents of the credentials-velero file * The credentials-velero file is formatted properly and has the correct values:

```
[default]
aws_access_key_id=<your AWS access key ID>
aws_secret_access_key=<your AWS secret access key>
```
  • The cloud-credentials secret is defined as a volume for the Velero deployment
  • The cloud-credentials secret is being mounted into the Velero server pod at /credentials

Using kube2iam

This means that Ark can't read the content of the S3 bucket. Ensure the following: * There is a Trust Policy document allowing the role used by kube2iam to assume Ark's role, as stated in the AWS config documentation. * The new Ark role has all the permissions listed in the documentation regarding S3.

Azure

Failed to refresh the Token or adal: Refresh request failed

This means that the secrets containing the Azure service principal credentials for Velero has not been created/mounted properly into the Velero server pod. Ensure the following: * The cloud-credentials secret exists in the Velero server's namespace * The cloud-credentials secret has all of the expected keys and each one has the correct value (see setup instructions) * The cloud-credentials secret is defined as a volume for the Velero deployment * The cloud-credentials secret is being mounted into the Velero server pod at /credentials

GCE/GKE

open credentials/cloud: no such file or directory

This means that the secret containing the GCE service account credentials for Velero has not been created/mounted properly into the Velero server pod. Ensure the following: * The cloud-credentials secret exists in the Velero server's namespace * The cloud-credentials secret has a single key, cloud, whose value is the contents of the credentials-velero file * The cloud-credentials secret is defined as a volume for the Velero deployment * The cloud-credentials secret is being mounted into the Velero server pod at /credentials

Getting Started

To help you get started, see the documentation.