Learn how to configure Velero for use with Filebase.

What is Velero?

Velero is an open-source backup and disaster recovery command line tool for Kubernetes clusters and their volume data.
Read below to learn how to use Velero with Filebase.


  • Download Velero.
  • Have a Kubernetes cluster installed and running in your local environment.
  • Sign up for a free Filebase account.
  • Have your Filebase Access and Secret Keys. Learn how to view your access keys here.
  • Create a Filebase Bucket. Learn how to create a bucket here.
This guide was tested and written using Ubuntu 20.04.

1. Create a velero_credentials file in your Velero download directory. In the file, enter the following information:

aws_access_key_id = filebase-access-key
aws_secret_access_key = filebase-secret-key
Replace the following values to reflect your configuration:
  • aws_access_key_id: Filebase Access Key
  • aws_secret_access_key: Filebase Secret Key

2. Install Velero with the following command:

velero install \
--provider aws \
--bucket filebase-sample-bucket \
--secret-file /path/to/velero-credentials \
--use-volume-snapshots=false \
--plugins velero/velero-plugin-for-aws:v1.4.0 \
--backup-location-config region=us-east-1,s3ForcePathStyle="true",
Replace the following values to reflect your configuration:
  • bucket: Your Filebase Bucket Name
  • secret-file: Path to your velero-credentials file.
Velero is installed in the velero namespace by default. Please see the Velero documentation here for installing in different namespaces.

3. Configure a backup schedule.

This example creates a daily backup. Replace ‘Schedule Name’ with your preferred value.
velero schedule create --schedule "0 7 * * *"

4. Restore from a backup.

Replace ‘Schedule Name’ with the name you gave your schedule when you created it and ‘Timestamp’ with the time stamp of the backup.
velero restore create --from-backup <SCHEDULE_NAME>-<TIMESTAMP>
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