Following commands are very handy when troubleshooting backup and restore operations:

  1. Checking logs for a backup or restore resource:

    • Backup logs
    velero backup logs <backup-name> -n <velero-namespace>
    • Restore logs
    velero restore logs <restore-name> -n <velero-namespace>
  2. Download Completed Backups:

     velero backup download <backup-name> -n <velero-namespace>
  3. Describe backups or restores: The --details flag in the command gives the list of all the resources backedup/restored.

    • Describe backup
     velero describe backup <backup-name> -n <velero-namespace>
     velero describe backup <backup-name> -n <velero-namespace> --details
    • Describe restore
     velero describe restore <restore-name> -n <velero-namespace>
     velero describe restore <restore-name> -n <velero-namespace> --details