Do you run Kubernetes? Have you developed a backup/restore strategy for your clusters? In this Full Stack Journey episode, we discuss why Kubernetes operators should be planning for backup/restore functionality, and debunk some myths that say you don’t need backup/restore in Kubernetes.

My guests are Carlisia Thompson (@carlisia on Twitter) and Nolan Brubaker (@palendae on Twitter), both from the open-source Velero project. In addition to myth-busting, Carlisia, and Nolan also spend some time talking about Velero itself, and how users can get started with the open-source project or get involved.

Topics discussed include:

* Why backups are necessary in Kubernetes

* Are there times when backups aren’t needed?

* Doesn’t GitOps address all the recovery concerns? Is something like Velero is still needed?

* How users can get started with Velero

* Getting involved in the open source project

* Use cases besides backup/restore for Velero

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Show Notes:

Quick start evaluation install with Minio – (not for production use!)

How Velero works –

Supported object storage and volume platforms –

Velero GitHub repoistory

Start contributing –

Info for maintainers –

Kubernetes Slack

@carlisia – Carlisia Thompson on Twitter

@palendae  – Nolan Brubaker on Twitter

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