We are excited to release Consul 0.7.1. Consul is a critical infrastructure service for organizations that rely on it for service discovery, key/value storage, and health checks.
The focus for Consul 0.7.1 is the ability to take a complete snapshot of Consul's state and restore it for disaster recovery. With three or more servers, Consul is highly available, but if a cluster is lost completely, it's essential that organizations have a workflow to quickly restore Consul as the source of truth for the status of applications and resources in their infrastructure.
New snapshot CLI and APIs provide an easy mechanism for operators to capture and restore the complete state of a Consul cluster. Consul Enterprise adds a new Snapshot service to automatically schedule taking snapshots, sending them off site, and rotating them.
Read on to learn more about snapshot and restore features in this release. You can also read the 0.7.1 change log for details on features like the new key/value store CLI, AWS auto discovery, and more.