DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains, integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes, and can be managed programmatically using the API and command line. For critical workloads, add the high-availability control plane to increase uptime with 99.95% SLA.
In Kubernetes, a volume snapshot is a point-in-time copy of the contents of a Kubernetes cluster. You can use snapshots to back up a cluster’s data or copy the data to another resource without needing to create a new volume.
You must have an existing volume in use in your cluster, which you can create by creating a
PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC). For the purposes of this tutorial, presume we have already created a PVC by calling
kubectl create -f your_pvc_file.yaml with a YAML file that looks like this:
apiVersion: v1 kind: PersistentVolumeClaim metadata: name: csi-do-test-pvc spec: accessModes: - ReadWriteOnce resources: requests: storage: 5Gi storageClassName: do-block-storage
To create a snapshot of a volume, call
kubectl create -f your_snapshot_file.yaml and specify the desired PVC. Here’s an example of a YAML file that defines a snapshot:
apiVersion: snapshot.storage.k8s.io/v1 kind: VolumeSnapshot metadata: name: csi-do-test-snapshot spec: source: persistentVolumeClaimName: csi-do-test-pvc
If you are using a DigitalOcean Kubernetes version prior to 1.18, the snapshot resource was supported in the alpha version only and used different fields:
apiVersion: snapshot.storage.k8s.io/v1alpha1 kind: VolumeSnapshot metadata: name: csi-do-test-snapshot spec: source: name: csi-do-test-pvc kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
You can now observe the state of your volumes and snapshots in the DigitalOcean Control Panel or by using the following command:
kubectl get pvc && kubectl get pv && kubectl get volumesnapshot