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Backing up and Restoring Kubernetes Data in etcd

Backups are an important part of any resilient system. Kubernetes is no exception. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills by backing up and restoring a Kubernetes cluster state stored in `etcd`. This will help you get comfortable with the steps involved in backing up Kubernetes data.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Sep 03, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Back Up the etcd Data

    Log in to the etcd server and back up the etcd data to a file located at /home/cloud_user/etcd_backup.db. The following files can be found at /home/cloud_user/etcd-certs: etcd-ca.pem, etcd-server.crt, and etcd-server.key.

  2. Challenge

    Restore the etcd Data from the Backup

    Restore your etcd data from the backup file /home/cloud_user/etcd_backup.db.

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