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    We have received some questions about how the various selection options in the “Add New Backup” wizard work, and how they work together to determine what will be included in a backup. I’m posting the answer here, and we will also be including it in the FAQ page.

    The default setting when you first enter the “Add New Backup” wizard is to protect EVERYTHING. However, CloudCasa offers a variety of selection options to let you specify exactly what you want backed up, so it is important to understand how they work and interact.

    If the “Full Cluster” option is chosen, CloudCasa will back up all resources in the cluster, including all namespace-scoped and cluster-scoped resources.

    If the “Select Namespaces” option is chosen, only the selected namespaces will be backed up. Cluster-scoped resources will only be backed up if they are associated with selected namespace-scoped resources.

    If the “Select Labels” option is selected, only resources with the specified key-value labels will be backed up. If multiple key-value labels are specified, the relationship between them is logical AND, meaning ALL listed labels need to be present and their values need to match. For example, if “owner:bob” and “env:production” are specified, then only resources with BOTH the labels “owner:bob” AND “env:production” will be backed up. This filtering applies to both namespace-scoped and cluster-scoped resources.

    If “Select Namespaces” and “Select Labels” are BOTH selected, the filtering has a cumulative effect. Only resources that are both in one of the selected namespaces (or are associated with a resource that is, in the case of cluster-scoped resources) AND have the specified labels will be backed up.

    Remember that the filtering applies to persistent volume snapshots as well!

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to post them here or contact support!

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