12.7.19. Backing up VMware vSphere volumes
OpenShift Container Platform provisions new volumes as independent persistent disks to freely attach and detach the volume on any node in the cluster. As a consequence, it is not possible to back up volumes that use snapshots, or to restore volumes from snapshots. See Snapshot Limitations for more information.
To create a backup of persistent volumes:
- Stop the application that is using the persistent volume.
- Clone the persistent volume.
- Restart the application.
- Create a backup of the cloned volume.
- Delete the cloned volume.