As a cluster administrator, you install the OpenShift API for Data Protection (OADP) by installing the OADP Operator. The OADP Operator installs Velero 1.7.
To back up Kubernetes resources and internal images, you must have object storage as a backup location, such as one of the following storage types:
S3-compatible object storage, such as Noobaa or Minio
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You can back up persistent volumes (PVs) by using snapshots or Restic.
To back up PVs with snapshots, you must have a cloud provider that supports either a native snapshot API or Container Storage Interface (CSI) snapshots, such as one of the following cloud providers:
CSI snapshot-enabled cloud provider, such as OpenShift Container Storage
If your cloud provider does not support snapshots or if your storage is NFS, you can back up applications with Restic.
You create a
Secret object for your storage provider credentials and then you install the Data Protection Application.
Overview of backup locations and snapshot locations in the Velero documentation.