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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
Book Image

Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By: Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your guide to performing successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will get started by learning how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with understanding how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. As you advance, you will learn how to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of best practices for working with advanced AKS concepts for complex systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS

Restoring from backup

When you run a database within your Kubernetes cluster, high availability (HA), backup, and DR are your responsibilities. Setting up cron jobs to take backups and store them separately, and also ensuring that the instance is up and running, makes this a complicated operation. As a developer or an operator, running MySQL in production will not be your core competency and it is also unlikely to be for your company. Just as we don't manage our own Kubernetes cluster (we use the managed Kubernetes service), for production, we recommend that you keep life simple by using the managed option.

You can refer to to find up-to-date information on the backup frequency, replication, and restore options.