Backing Up Cisco Container Platform
You can back up the Cisco Container Platform application data that pertains to the following components:
The logging or monitoring data from Prometheus, Grafana, and the EFK stack is not included in the backup archive.
You must ensure that you use an up-to-date backup archive for a restore operation. Tasks such as creating, deleting, upgrading, or scaling tenant clusters or altering the number of Load Balancer Virtual IP addresses will create changes in the data that will not be present in the backup. If you perform such tasks after a backup and use an outdated backup archive to restore your Cisco Container Platform environment, unexpected IP address conflicts, unmanageable tenant clusters, or an unsuccessful restore may occur.
Backing Up Cisco Container Platform with IP Pool Management v3.0.x+
Before you begin
When the target for a restore is a new cluster, you must ensure that additional free IP addresses are available to avoid conflicts with the IP addresses that are currently in use.
For more information on the requirement for additional free IP addresses, refer to the Managing Networks section of the Cisco Container Platform User Guide.
Log in to the console of the master node of the Cisco Container Platform Control Plane.
Run the following command.
Copy the backup.tar backup archive to a secure location.