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Velero is used to easily backup all cluster internal resources. It provides CRDs for creating manual or scheduled backups.

Currently I've scheduled Velero to create a backup automatically every Sunday at 3am. As BackupStorageLocation I configured a completely separate and self-hosted instance of Minio running on my Synology NAS.

Created Resources

Kind Name
Namespace velero
HelmRelease velero


Velero has a great CLI tool to interact with the controller running inside the cluster. The installation guide can be found here.

Example usage of Velero CLI
$ velero backup create <name>
$ velero backup list
$ velero restore create <name> --from-backup <backup>