Azure

Set up an Azure Blob Storage container for the DS data backup, and configure the forgeops artifacts with the location and credentials for the container:

  1. Create or identify an existing Azure Blob Storage container for the DS data backup. For more information on how to create and use Azure Blob Storage, see Quickstart: Create, download, and list blobs with Azure CLI.

  2. Make sure that your current Kubernetes context references the CDM cluster and the prod namespace.

  3. Create secrets that contain credentials to write to cloud storage. The DS pods will use these when performing backups:

    1. Get the name and access key of the Azure storage account that contains your storage container.

    2. Create the cloud-storage-credentials-cts secret:

      $ kubectl create secret generic cloud-storage-credentials-cts \
       --from-literal=AZURE_ACCOUNT_NAME=my-storage-account-name \
       --from-literal=AZURE_ACCOUNT_KEY=my-storage-account-access-key \
       --dry-run --output yaml | kubectl apply --filename -
    3. Create the cloud-storage-credentials-idrepo secret:

      $ kubectl create secret generic cloud-storage-credentials-idrepo \
       --from-literal=AZURE_ACCOUNT_NAME=my-storage-account-name \
       --from-literal=AZURE_ACCOUNT_KEY=my-storage-account-access-key \
       --dry-run --output yaml | kubectl apply --filename -
  4. Set the backup location in the configuration of the running CDM instance:

    1. Get the platform-config configmap:

      $ kubectl get configmap platform-config --output yaml > my-config.yaml
    2. In the output file from the preceding step, set the DSBACKUP_DIRECTORY parameter to the string az://, followed by the name of the storage container:

      For example: DSBACKUP_DIRECTORY az://my-storage-container

    3. Apply the change to the running CDM:

      $ kubectl apply --filename my-config.yaml
  5. Apply the same change to your local Kustomization overlay file to ensure that the backup location is configured correctly the next time you deploy the CDM:

    1. Change to the /path/to/forgeops/kustomize/base/kustomizeConfig directory.

    2. Edit the kustomization.yaml file and set the DSBACKUP_DIRECTORY parameter to the string az://, followed by the name of the storage container.

      For example: DSBACKUP_DIRECTORY az://my-storage-container

  6. Restart the pods that perform backups, so that DS can obtain the backup location and the credentials needed to write to the backup location:

    $ kubectl delete pods ds-cts-0
    $ kubectl delete pods ds-idrepo-0

Now you are ready to schedule backups.