09/07/2022, 7:40 PM
Hello Everyone, I currently backup my rancher-server in a S3 bucket. I am trying to add the rancher backup to the RKE clusters that I created with the rancher server but apparently in the charts is not available in the market. Is there any way to create backups of the clusters not just the rancher server? would it work with any cluster if I install it via helm? thanks in advance


09/07/2022, 9:04 PM
Rancher Backup only backs up Rancher itself, and only resources related to rancher. For instance, it doesn't back up any deployments except the rancher-esc ones (rancher-operator, gke-config-operator, aws-config-operator, only certain fleet-* ones, etc) So it wouldn't do what you want, what it sounds like you need are etcd snapshots of the downstream cluster.


09/08/2022, 5:19 PM
You can take a snapshot of a Rancher managed cluster by going to cluster management. Then in the list of clusters, you can go to the context menu (the three dots) and click to create a snapshot. If the cluster was provisioned by Rancher I'd expect it to already have recurring snapshots there by default.