Documentation for version v1.1.0 is no longer actively maintained. The version you are currently viewing is a static snapshot. For up-to-date documentation, see the latest version.
Velero (formerly Heptio Ark) gives you tools to back up and restore your Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes. Velero lets you:
Velero consists of:
You can run Velero in clusters on a cloud provider or on-premises. For detailed information, see Compatible Storage Providers.
We strongly recommend that you use an
official release of Velero. The tarballs for each release contain the
velero command-line client. Follow the
installation instructions to get started.
The code and sample YAML files in the main branch of the Velero repository are under active development and are not guaranteed to be stable. Use them at your own risk!
The documentation provides a getting started guide, plus information about building from source, architecture, extending Velero, and more.
Please use the version selector at the top of the site to ensure you are using the appropriate documentation for your version of Velero.
If you encounter issues, review the troubleshooting docs, file an issue, or talk to us on the #velero channel on the Kubernetes Slack server.
If you are ready to jump in and test, add code, or help with documentation, follow the instructions on our Start contributing documentation for guidance on how to setup Velero for development.
See the list of releases to find out about feature changes.