With regard to the cloud, the loss of Kubernetes data is something you will never want to hear. Lost data means that critical data has been lost or at least temporarily in the wrong place. It’s a horrible, stressful process to realize that critical business information is gone forever. Sometimes companies lose only part of their data, like all e-commerce sales in the last 48 hours. At other times, the data may not be lost forever, but it cannot be used for a certain period of time. Regardless of how long or permanently, all companies should strive to minimize data loss as much as possible.
So when your business is working with Kubernetes, what can you do to protect yourself from the loss of Kubernetes data? Fortunately, VEXXHOST’s team of experts has put together three ways you can protect yourself from the different ways you lose data with Kubernetes. Continue reading to ensure that the loss of Kubernetes data does not occur to you or your business.
Never use only one copy
It is common knowledge that only one song is a disaster recipe. While this is not specifically a loss of Kubernetes data, it is something worth emphasizing. No time to create a backup is a disaster waiting to happen. Backups save data from a specific point in time and then record the relevant changes since the previous backup. The downside to backups is that they take up valuable resources, such as time, and don’t work well with Big Data. Maybe your company can consider live copies instead of a single database that share changes frequently and automatically. This way, if one copy doesn’t work, you have other apps that you can quickly switch to. Ultimately, the adverse effects of both permanent and short-term data loss are avoided.
Keep an eye on the originals
When your company uses copies, it risks losing different types of Kubernetes data – you lose the original data and copies. In this case, you may want to keep an eye on the explosion beam. Meaning that even if you have live copies that use networked storage, if something fails, the copies will also fail because they are in an explosion. The best thing your business can do to protect itself is to separate the copies at a certain distance. Kubernetes supports usability areas, which can help eliminate the negative effects of the blast. For best security, place copies across regions in completely separate Kubernetes clusters.
Human error and loss of Kubernetes data
There is one very easy way to lose a significant amount of critical information quickly – human error. Make sure you enable ‘Store’ as your recovery policy for your production data. The retail return policy manually retrieves deleted resources. This in turn protects your data from accidental deletion of database access. Human error is a great example of how automation by Kubernetes operators can help protect your data.
Do you want your company to protect itself from possible loss of Kubernetes data or do you want to start using Kubernetes, contact our team of experts learn more about how we can help your business. We are certified Governors and experienced in helping your business grow with cloud infrastructure.