Kubernetes backup with Heptio Ark (Velero)

Kubernetes backup with Heptio Ark (Velero)

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Heptio Ark (Velero) Set-Up

Heptio Ark has been recently renamed Velero. Velero is a cloud native disaster recovery and data migration tool for Kubernetes applications.


Heptio Ark (Velero) is supported across AWS, GCS and Azure. There are a lot of questions around Velero/Ark backup but we will lend you our experience of using Velero with Kubernetes on AWS.


In this edition of our Kubernetes consulting series, we walk you through the process.

Heptio Ark (Velero) Buckets – S3

Velero requires an S3 bucket to store the pod states archive from etcd.

So first step, let’s create a bucket:

aws s3api create-bucket

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