As a cluster administrator, you back up and restore OpenShift Virtualization virtual machines (VMs) by using the OpenShift API for Data Protection (OADP).

OADP for OpenShift Virtualization is a Technology Preview feature only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs) and might not be functionally complete. Red Hat does not recommend using them in production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

For more information about the support scope of Red Hat Technology Preview features, see https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/.

You install the OADP Operator by using Operator Lifecycle Manager. The Operator installs Velero 1.7. You create a Secret for the backup storage provider and then you install the Data Protection Application.

You back up VMs by creating a Backup custom resource (CR).

You restore the Backup CR by creating a Restore CR.