This IBM® Redpaper publication describes support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform application data protection with IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus. It explains backup and restore operations for persistent volume data by using the Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in.
The paper starts with an introduction and overview of containers and Red Hat OpenShift, followed by a quick review of the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus architecture and functions. Readers who are familiar with any one of these topics can skip the corresponding chapters.
Chapter 3, “Installing IBM Spectrum Protect Plus as a containerized application reviews the specific case of deploying IBM Spectrum Protect Plus as a containerized application. Chapter 4, “Container Backup Support” on page 71 - Chapter 6, “Using Container Backup Support” review the support for containers backup, the CSI, and several options for installing, configuring, and the use of the backup as a service (BaaS) components as implemented and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.
Chapter 6, “Using Container Backup Support” also reviews the use case of backing up and restoring a containerized application in a consistent way by implementing pre- and post-backup tasks.
Finally, Chapter 7, “Red Hat OpenShift cluster disaster recovery solution describes a solution for a Red Hat OpenShift cluster recovery that combines Velero and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus restore operations.
Chapter 1. Introducing containers
Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus architecture
Chapter 3. Installing IBM Spectrum Protect Plus as a containerized application
Chapter 4. Container Backup Support
Chapter 5. Implementing Container Backup Support
Chapter 6. Using Container Backup Support
Chapter 7. Red Hat OpenShift cluster disaster recovery solution