Deployment and Configuration

To be able to protect data with the Veeam Backup for Kasten K10 solution, you must configure the K10 instance and Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

Configure K10 Instance Infrastructure

A K10 instance is a source environment that creates snapshots of applications running on Kubernetes persistent volumes. After that, K10 makes exports of snapshot data to storage locations to keep this data. As a storage location, you can use Veeam backup repositories where the application persistent volumes are stored in a native Veeam format. While K10 stores the persistent volume's images in the Veeam backup repository, it still requires a primary location to store any file based data and metadata. This location can be any additional storage type supported by K10, such as object storage or NFS.

The K10 instance you plan to use in the Veeam Backup for Kasten K10 infrastructure must meet the system requirements. For more information on configuring the K10 instance, see Kasten Docs.

Configure Veeam Backup & Replication Infrastructure

To configure Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, complete the following steps:

  1. Install or upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication.

After you install Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Kasten K10 will be automatically installed along with Veeam Backup & Replication.

  1. Add K10 instance.

Add the K10 instance to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure to be able to create and manage K10 policies. For more information, see Adding K10 Instance.

  1. [Optional] Deploy Veeam backup repositories.

If you want to keep persistent volumes created by K10 policies in Veeam backup repositories, you must add the Veeam backup repositories that will store backups exported by K10 policies to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. Make sure that you configured the required permissions. For more information, see the Backup Repository and Adding Backup Repositories sections in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  1. [Optional] Configure capacity and archive tier.

Configure the capacity tier and archive tier to set an additional layer of storage. For more information, see Capacity Tier and Archive Tier sections in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  1. [Optional] Configure Tape infrastructure.

If you want to use tape devices to store Kubernetes persistent volumes. For more information, see the Tape Devices Support section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  1. [Optional] Configure Cloud Connect infrastructure.

If you want to store copies of backed-up Kubernetes persistent volumes in cloud repositories of service providers, configure Cloud Connect infrastructure in a Veeam Backup & Replication console. For more information, see Veeam Cloud Connect User Guide.


The additional level of protection (that is, capacity and archive tier, tape devices and cloud repositories of service providers) is available only if you export K10 backups to the Veeam backup repository.

What You Do Next

After you configure the K10 instance and add it to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, you are ready to create K10 policies and perform data protection and data recovery options.

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