mirantis/ucp backup

Use this command to create a backup of a MKE manager node.


docker container run \
    --rm \
    --interactive \
    --name ucp \
    --log-driver none \
    --volume /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    mirantis/ucp:3.X.Y \
    backup [command options] > backup.tar


This command creates a tar file with the contents of the volumes used by this MKE manager node, and prints it. You can then use the restore command to restore the data from an existing backup.

To create backups of a multi-node cluster, you only need to back up a single manager node. The restore operation will reconstitute a new MKE installation from the backup of any previous manager.


  • The backup contains private keys and other sensitive information. Use the --passphrase flag to encrypt the backup with PGP-compatible encryption or --no-passphrase to opt out (not recommended).

  • If using the --file option, the path to the file must be bind mounted onto the container that is performing the backup, and the filepath must be relative to the container’s file tree. For example:

    docker run <other options> --mount
    type=bind,src=/home/user/backup:/backup mirantis/ucp --file


If you are installing MKE on a manager node with SELinunx enabled at the daemon and operating system level, you will need to pass ` –security-opt label=disable` in to your install command. This flag will disable SELinux policies on the installation container. The MKE installation container mounts and configures the Docker Socket as part of the MKE installation container, therefore the MKE installation will fail with a permission denied error if you fail to pass in this flag.

FATA[0000] unable to get valid Docker client: unable to ping Docker
daemon: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker
daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock:
Get http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/_ping:
dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied -
If SELinux is enabled on the Docker daemon, make sure you run
MKE with "docker run --security-opt label=disable -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock ..."

An installation command for a system with SELinux enabled at the daemon level would be:

docker container run \
    --rm \
    --interactive \
    --name ucp \
    --security-opt label=disable \
    --volume /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    mirantis/ucp:3.X.Y \
    backup [command options] > backup.tar




--debug, -D

Enable debug mode

--file value

Name of the file to write the backup contents to. Ignored in interactive mode.


Produce json formatted output for easier parsing.


Only relevant if --file is also included. If true, an encrypted backup.log file will be stored alongside the backup.tar in the mounted directory. Default is true.

--interactive, -i

Run in interactive mode and prompt for configuration values.


Opt out to encrypt the tar file with a passphrase (not recommended).

--passphrase value

Encrypt the tar file with a passphrase