Configuring backup and restore

Prevent loss of job history

Because of Jenkins Operator’s architecture, the configuration of Jenkins should be done using ConfigurationAsCode or GroovyScripts and jobs should be defined as SeedJobs. It means that there is no point in backing up any job configuration up. Therefore, the backup script makes a copy of jobs history only.

Backup and restore is done by a container sidecar.

PVC

Create PVC

Save to the file named pvc.yaml:

apiVersion: v1
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
metadata:
  name: <pvc_name>
  namespace: <namespace>
spec:
  accessModes:
  - ReadWriteOnce
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 500Gi

Run the following command:

$ kubectl -n <namespace> create -f pvc.yaml

Configure Jenkins CR

apiVersion: jenkins.io/v1alpha2
kind: Jenkins
metadata:
  name: <cr_name>
  namespace: <namespace>
spec:
  master:
    securityContext:
      runAsUser: 1000
      fsGroup: 1000
    containers:
    - name: jenkins-master
      image: jenkins/jenkins:2.277.4-lts-alpine
    - name: backup # container responsible for the backup and restore
      env:
      - name: BACKUP_DIR
        value: /backup
      - name: JENKINS_HOME
        value: /jenkins-home
      - name: BACKUP_COUNT
        value: "3" # keep only the 2 most recent backups
      image: virtuslab/jenkins-operator-backup-pvc:v0.1.0 # look at backup/pvc directory
      imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
      volumeMounts:
      - mountPath: /jenkins-home # Jenkins home volume
        name: jenkins-home
      - mountPath: /backup # backup volume
        name: backup
    volumes:
    - name: backup # PVC volume where backups will be stored
      persistentVolumeClaim:
        claimName: <pvc_name>
  backup:
    containerName: backup # container name is responsible for backup
    action:
      exec:
        command:
        - /home/user/bin/backup.sh # this command is invoked on "backup" container to make backup, for example /home/user/bin/backup.sh <backup_number>, <backup_number> is passed by operator
    getLatestAction:
      exec:
        command:
        - /home/user/bin/get-latest.sh # this command is invoked on "backup" container to get last backup number before pod deletion; not having it in the CR may cause loss of data
    interval: 30 # how often make backup in seconds
    makeBackupBeforePodDeletion: true # make a backup before pod deletion
  restore:
    containerName: backup # container name is responsible for restore backup
    action:
      exec:
        command:
        - /home/user/bin/restore.sh # this command is invoked on "backup" container to make restore backup, for example /home/user/bin/restore.sh <backup_number>, <backup_number> is passed by operator
    #recoveryOnce: <backup_number> # if want to restore specific backup configure this field and then Jenkins will be restarted and desired backup will be restored
Last modified August 19, 2021