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Install Stash

Get a Free License

Download a FREE license from AppsCode License Server.

Stash licensing process has been designed to work with CI/CD workflow. You can automatically obtain a license from your CI/CD pipeline by following the guide from here.


Stash operator can be installed as a Helm chart or simply as Kubernetes manifests.

Using Helm 3

Stash can be installed via Helm using the chart from AppsCode Charts Repository. To install the chart with the release name stash:

$ helm install stash oci:// \
  --version v2024.2.13 \
  --namespace stash --create-namespace \
  --set features.enterprise=true \
  --set-file global.license=/path/to/the/license.txt \
  --wait --burst-limit=10000 --debug

To see the detailed configuration options, visit here.

Using YAML

If you prefer to not use Helm, you can generate YAMLs from Stash chart and deploy using kubectl. Here we are going to show the prodecure using Helm 3.

$ helm template stash oci:// \
  --version v2024.2.13 \
  --namespace stash --create-namespace \
  --set features.enterprise=true \
  --set global.skipCleaner=true \
  --set-file global.license=/path/to/the/license.txt | kubectl apply -f -

To see the detailed configuration options, visit here.

Verify installation

To check if Stash operator pods have started, run the following command:

❯ kubectl get pods --all-namespaces -l --watch
NAMESPACE     NAME                                      READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
kube-system   stash-stash-enterprise-678bcb6db4-267vk   2/2     Running   0          3m

Once the operator pod is running, you can cancel the above command by typing Ctrl+C.

Now, to confirm CRD groups have been registered by the operator, run the following command:

$ kubectl get crd -l

NAME                                      CREATED AT          2020-08-24T08:20:54Z       2020-08-24T08:20:55Z   2020-08-24T08:20:54Z         2020-08-24T08:20:55Z              2020-08-24T08:20:55Z             2020-08-24T08:20:54Z           2020-08-24T08:20:54Z                2020-08-24T08:20:54Z         2020-08-24T08:20:55Z        2020-08-24T08:20:55Z                  2020-08-24T08:20:55Z

Verify Catalogs

Stash automatically installs the necessary Addon catalogs for database backup. Verify that the Addon catalogs have been installed using the following command.

❯ kubectl get
NAME                          AGE
elasticsearch-backup-5.6.4    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-6.2.4    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-6.3.0    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-6.4.0    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-6.5.3    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-6.8.0    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-7.2.0    5m8s
elasticsearch-backup-7.3.2    5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-5.6.4   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-6.2.4   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-6.3.0   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-6.4.0   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-6.5.3   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-6.8.0   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-7.2.0   5m8s
elasticsearch-restore-7.3.2   5m8s
mariadb-backup-10.5.8         5m8s
mariadb-restore-10.5.8        5m8s
mongodb-backup-3.4.17         5m8s
mongodb-backup-3.4.22         5m8s
mongodb-backup-3.6.13         5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.0.11         5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.0.3          5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.1.13         5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.1.4          5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.1.7          5m8s
mongodb-backup-4.2.3          5m8s
mongodb-restore-3.4.17        5m8s
mongodb-restore-3.4.22        5m8s
mongodb-restore-3.6.13        5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.0.11        5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.0.3         5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.1.13        5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.1.4         5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.1.7         5m8s
mongodb-restore-4.2.3         5m8s
mysql-backup-5.7.25           5m8s
mysql-backup-8.0.14           5m8s
mysql-backup-8.0.21           5m8s
mysql-backup-8.0.3            5m8s
mysql-restore-5.7.25          5m8s
mysql-restore-8.0.14          5m8s
mysql-restore-8.0.21          5m8s
mysql-restore-8.0.3           5m8s
perconaxtradb-backup-5.7      5m8s
perconaxtradb-restore-5.7     5m8s
postgres-backup-10.14         5m8s
postgres-backup-11.9          5m8s
postgres-backup-12.4          5m8s
postgres-backup-13.1          5m8s
postgres-backup-9.6.19        5m8s
postgres-restore-10.14        5m8s
postgres-restore-11.9         5m8s
postgres-restore-12.4         5m8s
postgres-restore-13.1         5m8s
postgres-restore-9.6.19       5m8s
pvc-backup                    5m2s
pvc-restore                   5m2s

As you can see from the above output that Stash has created Task objects for each supported databases.

Now, you are ready to take your first backup using Stash.

Purchase Stash License

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