PodCTL - Enterprise Kubernetes

Understanding Project Velero (formerly Ark)

March 08, 2019 Red Hat OpenShift
PodCTL - Enterprise Kubernetes
Understanding Project Velero (formerly Ark)
Show Notes

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Show Overview: Brian talks with Carlisia Pinto (@carlisia, Sr. Member of Technical Staff at VMware, OSS Maintainer of Project Velero) about Project Velero (formerly “Ark”), and backing up and migrating applications on Kubernetes. 

Show Notes:

Show Topics:

Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us about your background and how you got involved in Project Velero.

Topic 2 - Let’s talk about the Velero Project, which was recently renamed from “Ark”. [From GitHub] “Velero gives you tools to backup and restore your Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes.” It got started in 2017 by engineers at Heptio. Help us understand the scope of the project (backup/recovery, disaster recovery, other).

Topic 3 - Tell us about the architecture behind Velero. 

  • Take backups of your cluster and restore in case of loss.
  • Copy cluster resources to other clusters.
  • Replicate your production environment for development and testing environments.

Topic 4 - Right now it appears that all the “Compatible Storage Provider” targets are public cloud storage services. Is there a framework to allow other storage services to be plugged into Velero?  

Topic 5 - If people want to get involved in Velero, is there a roadmap of things that are coming in future releases, or a wishlist of things that the project would like to see people focus on? 

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