Velero CLI setup

For Velero related tasks/sample. It's better to setup the Velero CLI. It can perform various task against the Velero server deployed on the cluster.

Download the appropriate release from here https://github.com/vmware-tanzu/velero/releases and then follow the steps:

Note: Below commands are Linux specific

  1. Open a command line and change directory to the Velero CLI download.
  2. To unzip the download file:
    tar -xzf velero-<VERSION>-<PLATFORM>.tar.gz 
    cd velero-<VERSION>-<PLATFORM>/
    
  3. To change the permissions and put the Velero CLI in the system path:
    chmod +x velero
    
  4. To make the Velero CLI globally available, move the CLI to the system path:
    cp velero /usr/local/bin/velero
    
  5. Verify the installation:
    velero version
    
    Should see something like:
    velero version
    
    Client:
        Version: v1.4.2