How to install PX-Backup on TCE
Updated: Feb 22
It is important that modern platforms have a robust backup and DR design as part of the implementation. I made a previous post about backup and DR that can be found here.
In my last post, I installed Portworx Enterprise on TCE. In this post we are going to install PX-Backup, Portworx`s enterprise grade Kubernetes backup platform.
1.) Install Helm
Helm can be installed with Homebrew:
1.) Create PX-Backup Spec & Install
Navigate to Portworx Central and select PX-Backup:
Specify the namespace and the default storage class. Helm 3 and OnPrem then hit Next:
The next section contains your PX-Backup spec download scripts:
Copy and paste these into the Tanzu jump server in order to complete the installation:
2.) Access PX-Backup UI
Run the following command to enable port forwarding outside of the k8s environment:
kubectl port-forward service/px-backup-ui 8080:80 --namespace kube-system
If you are using Putty, navigate to your settings and go into the Tunnels section. Enter the source port as 8080 and destination address as 127.0.0.1:8080, then click Apply:
Open a browser and navigate to http://127.0.0.1:8080. You will now have access to the GUI. The username and password is admin/admin:
You will need to change the default password the first time that you login.
Click Add Cluster to add our TCE cluster:
Enter the cluster name and the output of of the --minify command:
The cluster has now been added to our system: