Backing up and Restoring Enterprise PKS

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This section describes how to back up and restore the Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS) control plane and Enterprise PKS clusters. Enterprise PKS uses the Cloud Foundry BOSH Backup and Restore framework to back up and restore the PKS control plane and clusters.

BBR backs up the following PKS control plane components:

  • UAA MySQL database
  • PKS API MySQL database

BBR backs up the following cluster components:

  • etcd database

BBR orchestrates triggering the backup or restore process on the BOSH deployment, and transfers the backup artifacts to and from the BOSH deployment.

For more information about installing and using BBR, see the following topics:

For information about troubleshooting BBR, see BBR Logging.

If you are using vSphere to run Enterprise PKS, also see:


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