Velero (formerly Heptio Ark) gives you tools to back up and restore your Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes. Velero lets you:
- Take backups of your cluster and restore in case of loss.
- Migrate cluster resources to other clusters.
- Replicate your production cluster to development and testing clusters.
Velero consists of:
- A server that runs on your cluster
- A command-line client that runs locally
You can run Velero in clusters on a cloud provider or on-premises. For detailed information, see Compatible Storage Providers.
The code and sample YAML files in the master branch of the Velero repository are under active development and are not guaranteed to be stable. Use them at your own risk!
The documentation provides a getting started guide, plus information about building from source, architecture, extending Velero, and more.
Please use the version selector at the top of the site to ensure you are using the appropriate documentation for your version of Velero.
If you are ready to jump in and test, add code, or help with documentation, follow the instructions on our Start contributing documentation for guidance on how to setup Velero for development.
See the list of releases to find out about feature changes.