Automatically Verifying Velero Kubernetes Backups

So you’ve gone and set up Kubernetes backups… Nice one. You’ve probably used Velero if you haven’t used something native to your cloud provider. Velero is a solid tool, admittedly with a few quirks, but it gets the job done and can be relied upon. But how can you be certain the backups worked? You could manually restore every now and then, but that’s not very DevOpsy.. plus it’s really boring. Here’s how I did it.

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Kubernetes Cron To Prometheus

I recently had a requirement to execute a small python script inside a cron job. This script produced a series of metric values that we ultimately wanted to be able to represent on a graph and alert on in the future.

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