Documentation

Supported Kubernetes Versions

  • In general, Velero works on Kubernetes version 1.7 or later (when Custom Resource Definitions were introduced).
  • Restic support requires Kubernetes version 1.10 or later, or an earlier version with the mount propagation feature enabled. See Restic Integration.

Compatible Storage Providers

Velero supports a variety of storage providers for different backup and snapshot operations. Velero has a plugin system which allows anyone to add compatibility for additional backup and volume storage platforms without modifying the Velero codebase.

Backup Storage Providers

Provider Owner Contact
AWS S3 Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Azure Blob Storage Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Google Cloud Storage Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue

S3-Compatible Backup Storage Providers

Velero uses Amazon's Go SDK to connect to the S3 API. Some third-party storage providers also support the S3 API, and users have reported the following providers work with Velero:

Note that these providers are not regularly tested by the Velero team.

Some storage providers, like Quobyte, may need a different signature algorithm version.

Volume Snapshot Providers

Provider Owner Contact
AWS EBS Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Azure Managed Disks Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Google Compute Engine Disks Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Restic Velero Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Portworx Portworx Slack, GitHub Issue
DigitalOcean StackPointCloud
OpenEBS OpenEBS Slack, GitHub Issue
AlibabaCloud AlibabaCloud GitHub Issue

Adding a new plugin

To write a plugin for a new backup or volume storage system, take a look at the example repo.

After you publish your plugin, open a PR that adds your plugin to the appropriate list.

Getting Started

To help you get started, see the documentation.