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Data Agent

A "Data Agent" will be automatically deployed to your cluster where backup or restore needs to be performed. Follow the steps described below to deploy a data agent to your clusters.

Create Agent

  • In the web console, navigate to "Backup/Restore" -> Data Agents
  • Click New Agent, provide a name and an optional description
  • Click Create

Add Data Agent

  • Select the "Cloud Credential" from drop-down that will be used for accessing the data backup location
  • Click Save to add the data agent

Add Data Agent


Enable/Disable the option Enable Volume Backups for On-prem Clusters if you would like to use this agent for persistent volume backups.

Add Data Agent

Deploy Agent

  • From the Data Agent list, click the required agent to be deployed. A message appears saying Agent Not Deployed
  • Click Deploy to Clusters

Click Deploy to Cluster

Deploy to Clusters screen appears at the right pane

  • Select the cluster name to deploy the data agent and click DEPLOY to deploy this agent to the selected clusters

Select Cluster


You can have the same "data agent" deployed to multiple clusters in the same project

  • Deployment of the data agent to clusters is fully automated and can take a few minutes
  • Once the data agent is deployed successfully to the cluster, a message Deployment initiated, it might take about 5-10 mins appears
    • Once the data agent is deployed successfully to the cluster, the agent status will display in the Data Agent page

Deploy Data Agent

You are now ready to create a backup and restore job for your cluster

Delete Agent

It is currently only possible to "delete" deployed agents. This requirement is to protect users from inadvertently getting themselves into a situation where disaster recovery is no longer possible with orphaned agents on deleted/downed clusters.