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Restore Backup

This tutorial will show you how to restore a Stash backup. At first, backup a kubernetes workload volume by following the steps here.

To restore a backup, you need to create a Recovery CRD by specifying Repository, path and volume where the backup will be restored. Here, is a sample Recovery to recover the latest snapshot.

$ kubectl apply -f ./docs/examples/tutorial/recovery.yaml
recovery "stash-demo" created
apiVersion: stash.appscode.com/v1alpha1
kind: Recovery
metadata:
  name: stash-demo
  namespace: default
spec:
  repository:
    name: deployment.stash-demo
    namespace: default
  paths:
  - /source/data
  recoveredVolumes:
  - mountPath: /source/data
    hostPath:
      path: /data/stash-test/restic-restored

Here,

  • spec.repository.name specifies the name of the Repository crd that represents respective restic repository.
  • spec.repository.namespace specifies the namespace of Repository crd.
  • spec.paths specifies the file-group paths that were backed up using Restic.
  • spec.recoveredVolumes indicates an array of volumes where snapshots will be recovered. Here, mountPath specifies where the volume will be mounted. Note that, Recovery recovers data in the same paths from where the backup was taken (specified in spec.paths). So, volumes must be mounted on those paths or their parent paths.

Stash operator watches for Recovery objects using Kubernetes api. It collects required snapshot information from the specified Restic object. Then it creates a recovery job that performs the recovery guides. On completion, job and associated pods are deleted by stash operator. To verify recovery, we can check the Recovery status.

$ kubectl get recovery stash-demo -o yaml

apiVersion: stash.appscode.com/v1alpha1
kind: Recovery
metadata:
  clusterName: ""
  creationTimestamp: 2017-12-04T06:27:16Z
  deletionGracePeriodSeconds: null
  deletionTimestamp: null
  generation: 0
  initializers: null
  name: stash-demo
  namespace: default
  resourceVersion: "29671"
  selfLink: /apis/stash.appscode.com/v1alpha1/namespaces/default/recoveries/stash-demo
  uid: 2bf74432-d8bc-11e7-be92-0800277f19c0
spec:
  repository:
    name: deployment.stash-demo
    namespace: default
  paths:
  - /source/data
  recoveredVolumes:
  - mountPath: /source/data
    hostPath:
      path: /data/stash-test/restic-restored
status:
  phase: Succeeded

Recover a specific snapshot

With the help of Snapshot object, stash allows the users to recover a particular snapshot. Now, the users can specify which snapshot to recover. Here, is an example of how to recover a specific snapshot.

First, list the available snapshots,

$ kubectl get snapshots --all-namespaces
NAME                             AGE
deployment.stash-demo-d3050010   4m
deployment.stash-demo-300d7c13   3m
deployment.stash-demo-c24f6d96   2m
deployment.stash-demo-80bcc7e3   1m
deployment.stash-demo-3e79020e   35s

Now, create a Recovery with specifying Snapshot name,

$ kubectl apply -f ./docs/examples/tutorial/recovery-specific-snapshot.yaml
recovery "stash-demo" created
apiVersion: stash.appscode.com/v1alpha1
kind: Recovery
metadata:
  name: stash-demo
  namespace: default
spec:
  repository:
    name: deployment.stash-demo
    namespace: default
  snapshot: deployment.stash-demo-d3050010
  paths:
  - /source/data
  recoveredVolumes:
  - mountPath: /source/data
    hostPath:
      path: /data/stash-test/restic-restored

Cleaning up

To cleanup the Kubernetes resources created by this tutorial, run:

$ kubectl delete deployment stash-demo
$ kubectl delete secret stash-demo
$ kubectl delete restic stash-demo
$ kubectl delete recovery stash-demo
$ kubectl delete repository deployment.stash-demo

If you would like to uninstall Stash operator, please follow the steps here.

Next Steps

  • Learn about the details of Restic CRD here.
  • Learn about the details of Recovery CRD here.
  • To run backup in offline mode see here
  • See the list of supported backends and how to configure them here.
  • See working examples for supported workload types here.
  • Thinking about monitoring your backup operations? Stash works out-of-the-box with Prometheus.
  • Learn about how to configure RBAC roles.
  • Want to hack on Stash? Check our contribution guidelines.

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