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You back up and restore virtual machines by using the OpenShift API for Data Protection (OADP).

  • Access to the cluster as a user with the cluster-admin role.

  1. Install the OADP Operator according to the instructions for your storage provider.

  2. Install the Data Protection Application with the kubevirt and openshift plugins.

  3. Back up virtual machines by creating a Backup custom resource (CR).

  4. Restore the Backup CR by creating a Restore CR.