As a cluster administrator, you back up and restore OKD Virtualization virtual machines (VMs) by using the OpenShift API for Data Protection (OADP).

You install the OADP Operator by using Operator Lifecycle Manager. The Operator installs Velero 1.7. You create a Secret for the backup storage provider and then you install the Data Protection Application.

You back up VMs by creating a Backup custom resource (CR).

You restore the Backup CR by creating a Restore CR.