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Warning: Recovery crd has been deprecated in v1beta1 api and will be removed in future version. Please use RestoreSession instead.


What is Recovery

A Recovery is a Kubernetes CustomResourceDefinition (CRD). It provides configuration for restoring a backup taken using Stash. You only need to specify the Repository, Snapshot and path you want to recover and volume where the backup will be restored.

Recovery Spec

As with all other Kubernetes objects, a Recovery needs apiVersion, kind, and metadata fields. It also needs a .spec section. Below is an example Recovery object.

kind: Recovery
  name: stash-demo
  namespace: default
    name: deployment.stash-demo
    namespace: default
  snapshot: deployment.stash-demo-e0e9c272 # skip this field to recover latest snapshot
  - /source/data
  - mountPath: /source/data
      path: /data/stash-test/restic-restored

The .spec section has following parts:

Indicates the name of the Repository CRD that represents respective restic repository where the backed up snapshots are stored. To know more about Repository CRD, visit here.


Indicates the Namespace of Repository CRD. This field allow the users to recover backed up volume from a different namespace.


Indicates the name of the Snapshot object that represents restic backup snapshot. This field allows users to recover specific snapshot. To recover the latest snapshot, skip this field. To know more about Snapshots, visit here.


An array of strings specifying the file-group paths that were backed up using Restic.


Indicates an array of volumes where recovered snapshot data will be stored. Here, mountPath specifies where the volume will be mounted in the restore Job. Note that, Recovery recovers data in the same paths from where the backup was taken (specified in spec.paths). So, volumes must be mounted on those paths or their parent paths. Following parameters are available for recoveredVolumes.

recoveredVolumes.mountPathRequired. The path where this volume will be mounted in the sidecar container. Example: /repo
recoveredVolumes.subPathOptional. Sub-path inside the referenced volume instead of its root.
recoveredVolumes.VolumeSourceRequired. Any Kubernetes volume. Can be specified inlined. Example: hostPath

Recovery Status

Stash operator updates .status of a Recovery CRD when the recovery operation is completed.

  • status.phase indicates the current phase of the overall recovery process. Possible values are Pending, Running, Succeeded, Failed and Unknown.
  • status.stats is an array status, each of which indicates the status for individual paths. Each element of the array has following fields:
    • status.stats[].path indicates a path that was backed up using Restic and is selected for recovery.
    • status.stats[].phase indicates the current phase of the recovery process for the particular path. Possible values are Pending, Running, Succeeded, Failed and Unknown.
    • status.stats[].duration indicates the elapsed time to successfully restore backup for the particular path.

Next Steps

  • Learn how to use Stash to backup a Kubernetes deployment here.
  • Learn about the details of Restic CRD here.
  • To restore a backup see here.
  • To run backup in offline mode see here
  • See the list of supported backends and how to configure them here.
  • See working examples for supported workload types here.
  • Thinking about monitoring your backup operations? Stash works out-of-the-box with Prometheus.
  • Learn about how to configure RBAC roles.