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Disaster Recovery for HashiCorp Consul on Kubernetes

See the recovery steps to protect your data and secrets during an extended outage using Kubernetes and HashiCorp Consul.

Recently, we released a new tutorial that equips practitioners responsible for business continuity and disaster recovery with the tools they need to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan when operating HashiCorp Consul on Kubernetes in a multi-datacenter federation.

This tutorial will:

  • Review the essential data and secrets you must backup and secure in order to recover from a datacenter loss or lengthy cloud provider outage
  • Show you how to set up a lab environment to practice performing a recovery
  • Review the manual recovery steps you will take to recover a lost primary datacenter and help you think about ways to automate them
Diagram showing conceptual model of an active Consul service mesh on Kubernetes.

»Bonus Material

This tutorial has a companion repository that includes:

  • A fully functioning 4-tier app
  • HashiCorp Terraform code to rapidly setup your lab environment
  • Examples on how to use HashiCorp Vault or other 3rd party providers as a certificate authority for Consul
  • Examples on how to configure a multi-region, multi-datacenter federation using mesh gateways with the official Consul Helm chart

»Learn More

Learn more about using Consul on Kubernetes in production with this collection of tutorials on HashiCorp Learn.

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