How K10 Policy Works
To move backups exported by K10 policies to Veeam backup repositories, a K10 cluster and a Veeam Backup & Replication server use Veeam Data Movers. Veeam Data Mover is a non-persistent runtime component that allows you to export application disks from the K10 cluster to backup repositories. When you start a K10 policy, the following Veeam Data Movers are created:
- Source Veeam Data Mover — the Veeam Data Mover that runs in the Kanister Pod added to the K10 cluster.
- Target Veeam Data Mover — the Veeam Data Mover that runs in the Veeam backup repository added to the Veeam Backup & Replication server.
After the K10 policy is completed, Veeam Data Movers are removed from both the K10 and Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. For more information, see the Veeam Data Mover section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
When you launch a K10 policy, the following happens:
- K10 takes a snapshot of applications and uses these snapshots to make exports.
- K10 copies configuration files of applications to the cloud storage of a public or private cloud provider.
- Source Veeam Data Mover retrieves application data, compresses and deduplicates it.
- Source Veeam Data Mover exports application data to the target Veeam Data Mover.
- Target Veeam Data Mover forwards exported application data to the Veeam backup repository in the Veeam proprietary format.