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What is DigitalOcean Kubernetes?

Hello, my name is Manav Gangwani, I’m facing an issue with making backups. What are the steps for it? What is DigitalOcean Kubernetes? How can we use it? Thanks and Regards, Manav Gangwani


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KFSys
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June 21, 2024

That would be the same as a standart Kubernetes Cluster however with soem bonuses. Kubernetes clusters with a fully managed control plane, high availability, autoscaling, and native integration with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes. DOKS clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and the DigitalOcean API and CLI.

As for backups of that cluster - https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/snapshooter/how-to/back-up-doks/ SnapShooter is a cloud backup and recovery solution. Use SnapShooter to back up servers, volumes, databases, and applications from DigitalOcean and other cloud providers.

Bobby Iliev
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June 21, 2024

Hey!

If you are using a Droplet already, the easiest way to implement backups is to use the built-in DigitalOcean functionality. This will allow you to enable backups for your Droplet with a single click and without having to do any configurations.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/backups/how-to/enable

Regarding your Kubernetes quesiton, Kubernetes, at its basic level, is a system for running and coordinating containerized applications across a cluster of machines. It is a platform designed to completely manage the life cycle of containerized applications and services using methods that provide predictability, scalability, and high availability.

You can take a look at this guide here which covers the basics:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-kubernetes

Usually running your own Kubernetes cluster can be challenging, and this is where the managed Kubernetes services like the DOKS come in handy. DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with a fully managed control plane, high availability, autoscaling, and native integration with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes. DOKS clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and the DigitalOcean API and CLI:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/kubernetes/getting-started/quickstart/

Let me know if you have any questions!

- Bobby

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