December 11, 2020

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Backup and migrate Kubernetes applications and their persistent volumes

repo name vmware-tanzu/velero
repo link
language Go
size (curr.) 31459 kB
stars (curr.) 4698
created 2017-08-02
license Apache License 2.0


Build Status CII Best Practices


Velero (formerly Heptio Ark) gives you tools to back up and restore your Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes. You can run Velero with a public cloud platform or on-premises. 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


The documentation provides a getting started guide and 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 encounter issues, review the troubleshooting docs, file an issue, or talk to us on the #velero channel on the Kubernetes Slack server.


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.

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