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 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 reviews the specific case of deploying IBM Spectrum Protect Plus as a containerized application. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 review the support for containers backup, the Container Storage Interface, 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 looks at 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 describes a solution for a Red Hat OpenShift cluster recovery that combines Velero and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus restore operations.
Chapter 1. Introduction to 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
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