Introduced in the Replicated app manager v1.33.0
You can configure a host path as your snapshots storage destination. For more information about snapshot storage destinations, see Storage destinations.
If you use a host path as the snapshots storage destination, you must ensure that the host path exists and is writable by the user:group 1001:1001 on all the nodes in the cluster.
Configure a Host Path on Kubernetes Installer-created Clusters
Clusters created by the Replicated Kubernetes installer that include the Velero add-on store snapshots internally in the cluster by default. For more information about the Velero add-on, see Velero Add-On in the open source kURL documentation.
There are two ways to change this snapshots storage destination to use a host path:
- Using the kots CLI
velero configure-hostpathcommand. See
velero configure-hostpathin the kots CLI documentation.
- Using the Replicated admin console. See the instructions below.
First, head to the "Snapshots" tab. From there, head to the "Settings and Schedule" tab and choose the "Host Path" dropdown option.
Enter the path to the directory on the node and click "Update storage settings". This step might take a couple of minutes.
When configuring the admin console to store snapshots on a local host path, the following fields are available:
|Host Path||A local host path on the node|
Configure a Host Path on Existing Clusters
If Velero is already installed in the cluster, follow the instructions in the Configure a host path on Kubernetes installer-created clusters section above.
If Velero is not installed in the cluster, then the first step is to set up and deploy the necessary components that are going to be used to install and set up Velero with the provided host path. This can be done in two ways:
Using the kots CLI
You can use the
velero configure-hostpath CLI command to configure a host path for either online or air gapped installations.
After this command has run and completed successfully, it will detect if Velero is not installed and print out specific instructions on how to install and set up Velero.
kubectl kots velero configure-hostpath --hostpath /path/to/directory --namespace <namespace>
Air gapped Installations
kubectl kots velero configure-hostpath \
--hostpath /path/to/directory \
--namespace <namespace> \
--kotsadm-registry private.registry.host \
--kotsadm-namespace application-name \
--registry-username ro-username \
Using the Admin Console
First, head to the “Snapshots” tab. From there, head to the “Settings and Schedule” tab. Then, you'll be presented with a dialog which contains instructions for setting up Velero with different providers. Click on the "Host Path" provider option (check screenshot below).
Then, you'll be presented with another dialog for configuring the host path. Enter the path to the directory on the node and click "Configure".
This step might take a few minutes. Once the configuration is successful, you'll be presented with a different dialog which contains a CLI command that will print out instructions on how to set up Velero with the deployed host path configuration/components.
After following the instructions from the above CLI command and successfully installing Velero, you can go back to the admin console and either click on the "Check for Velero" button to retry detecting Velero, or refresh the page.