Backup and migrate Kubernetes applications and their persistent volumes
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Heptio Ark is now Velero!

We're working on our first Velero release and instructions for migrating your Ark deployments to Velero. Stay tuned!


Velero 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.
  • Copy cluster resources to other clusters.
  • Replicate your production environment for development and testing environments.

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.

More information

The documentation provides a getting started guide, plus information about building from source, architecture, extending Velero, and more.


If you encounter issues, review the troubleshooting docs, file an issue, or talk to us on the #velero channel on the Kubernetes Slack server.


Thanks for taking the time to join our community and start contributing!

Feedback and discussion are available on the mailing list.

Before you start

Pull requests

  • We welcome pull requests. Feel free to dig through the issues and jump in.


See the list of releases to find out about feature changes.