This lab covers how to successfully back up and protect application data in Kubernetes.
Many users from the virtualization world come to Kubernetes assuming that backup and data retention for applications is exactly the same as for legacy environments. Nothing could be further from the truth! While Kubernetes provides high-availability parameters for containers, applications can only fully recover after a disaster scenario if the underlying data can also be secured and successfully restored, while being protected from corruption or loss. All application and cluster control data must be successfully backed up.
As such, the Kubernetes platform is fundamentally different from all earlier compute infrastructures. It uses its own placement policy to distribute application components. Containers can be dynamically rescheduled or scaled. New application components can be added or removed at any time. A data management solution for Kubernetes needs to understand this cloud-native architectural pattern, be able to work with a lack of IP address stability, and deal with continuous change.
This lab will also introduce Kasten K10, the number one backup and disaster recovery solution for Kubernetes, as part of the hands-on activity. Kasten K10 was purpose-built for Kubernetes and provides enterprise operations teams with an easy-to-use, scalable and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery and mobility of Kubernetes applications.
Yes. Be sure to complete reading and studying this blog, the video description of the work to be performed during the lab, and the accompanying slides.
The lab consists of two sections, both of which are approximately 40 minutes long. Your time may vary, depending on how quickly you pass either section.
Section 1 — Backup Fundamentals
This section will cover background topics and terminology regarding application backup in Kubernetes. Each topic will have some review material first, then pose a challenge question. You must answer the question correctly to proceed to the next section. You’ll learn:
Section 2 — Hands-on Practice - Back up an Application
In this section, we will introduce Kasten K10. K10 capabilities include:
Specific exercises covered in the lab include:
At the end of this lab, you will be familiar with end-to-end backup and recovery of data in Kubernetes.
Go to Learning.Kasten.io to start your learning journey! Remember: you can pause during the lab and return to the same spot without losing your place.
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