Install backup and restore components

This page contains the steps you must follow to install and configure the components that are necessary to backup and restore your workloads.

Before you begin

Before you can back up your workloads, you must have access to:

  • An endpoint and bucket with an access key ID and secret access key.
  • A working cluster.

Verify backup and restore installation

Verify that the gpcbackup control plane and agent are both running for the cluster you want to back up:

kubectl get pods -n gpc-backup-system

After running the command, the output will look like the following example. There should be two Pods running, a control plane Pod and an agent Pod.

NAME                                                READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
gpcbackup-agent-0                                   1/1     Running   2          64m
gpcbackup-controlplane-controller-6fc9485ff-jdk95   1/1     Running   0          64m