You can integrate with Google Cloud Storage (GCS) to enable data backups. You can use these backups for data restoration in the case of an infrastructure disaster, or corrupt data. After you integrate with GCS, you can schedule daily or weekly backups and do manual on-demand backups.

The backup includes the Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes entire database, which includes all configurations, resources, events, and certificates. Make sure that backups are stored securely.

If you are using Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes version 3.0.53 or older, the backup does not include certificates.

Configuring Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes

Prerequisites

Currently, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes does not support using Workload Identity to authenticate to GCS.

Procedure
  1. On the RHACS portal, navigate to Platform ConfigurationIntegrations.

  2. Scroll down to the External backups section and select Google Cloud Storage.

  3. Click New Integration (add icon).

  4. Enter a name for Integration Name.

  5. Enter the number of backups to retain in the Backups To Retain box.

  6. For Schedule, select the backup frequency (daily or weekly) and the time to run the backup process.

  7. Enter the Bucket name in which you want to store the backup.

  8. In the Service Account JSON field, enter the contents of your service account key file.

  9. Select Test (checkmark icon) to confirm that the integration with GCS is working.

  10. Select Create (save icon) to create the configuration.

Once configured, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes automatically backs up all data according to the specified schedule.

Perform on-demand backups on Google Cloud Storage

Uses the RHACS portal to trigger manual backups of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes on Google Cloud Storage.

Prerequisites
  • You must have already integrated Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes with Google Cloud Storage.

Procedure
  1. On the RHACS portal, navigate to Platform ConfigurationIntegrations.

  2. Under the External backups section, click Google Cloud Storage.

  3. Select the integration name for the GCS bucket in which you want to do a backup.

  4. Click Trigger Backup.

Currently, when you select the Trigger Backup option, there is no notification. However, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes begins the backup task in the background.