Kubernetes - How and why backup

Kubernetes allows us to run a containerized application at scale without drowning in the details of application load balancing. 

You can ensure high availability for your applications running on Kubernetes by running multiple replicas (pods) of the application. 

All the complexity of container orchestrations is hidden away safely so that you can focus on developing application instead of deploying it.

When you are using Kubernetes, sooner or later, you need to set up a backup. In case your cluster goes into an unrecoverable state, 

you will need a backup to go back to the previous stable state of the Kubernetes cluster.

Why Backup and Recovery?

There are three reasons why you need a backup and recovery mechanism in place for your Kubernetes cluster. These are:

  1. To recover from disasters: like someone accidentally deleted the namespace where your deployments reside.
  2. Replicate the environment: You want to replicate your production environment to staging environment before any major upgrade.
  3. Migration of Kubernetes Cluster: Let’s say, you want to migrate your Kubernetes cluster from one environment to another.

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