Backing up and restoring OpenShift clusters

To protect persistent volumes and other OpenShift® resources that are attached to a cluster, create service level agreement (SLA) polices and create jobs for backup and restore operations in the IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus user interface.

Ensure that your OpenShift environment meets the system requirements in Container Backup Support requirements.

To protect cluster-scoped and namespace-scoped resources in your OpenShift container workloads, ensure that the Velero tool is installed. For instructions, see Installing Velero to protect resources.

The following table shows the icon and naming convention for each type of resource that is displayed in the OpenShift Backup pane, as well as a description of each type of resource:

Table 1. OpenShift resource types
Naming convention Resource type Description
Cluster clustername Cluster An OpenShift cluster.
Cluster resources clustername:resources Cluster resources Cluster-scoped resources such as PersistentVolumes, ClusterRoles, StorageClasses, CSIDrivers, VolumeSnapshotClasses, and CustomResourceDefinitions.
Project project Project A project in the cluster.
Project resources clustername:project:resources Project resources Project-scoped resources such as PersistentVolumeClaims, pods, containers, ConfigMaps, secrets, services, and deployments.
PVC clustername:project:pvcname Persistent volume claim (PVC) PVCs in a project.