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Compatible Storage Providers

Ark supports a variety of storage providers for different backup and snapshot operations. As of version 0.6.0, a plugin system allows anyone to add compatibility for additional backup and volume storage platforms without modifying the Ark codebase.

Backup Storage Providers

Provider Owner Contact
AWS S3 Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Azure Blob Storage Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Google Cloud Storage Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue

S3-Compatible Backup Storage Providers

Ark uses Amazon's Go SDK to connect to the S3 API. Some third-party storage providers also support the S3 API, and users have reported the following providers work with Ark:

Note that these providers are not regularly tested by the Ark team.

Some storage providers, like Quobyte, may need a different signature algorithm version.

Volume Snapshot Providers

Provider Owner Contact
AWS EBS Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Azure Managed Disks Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Google Compute Engine Disks Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Restic Ark Team Slack, GitHub Issue
Portworx Portworx Slack, GitHub Issue
DigitalOcean StackPointCloud

Adding a new plugin

To write a plugin for a new backup or volume storage system, take a look at the example repo.

After you publish your plugin, open a PR that adds your plugin to the appropriate list.