Hi everyone -
We’re currently building a standalone tool to restore backups on a Juju controller. This should be easier to use and more flexible than the current
juju restore-backup functionality. It’ll also have better support for the disaster recovery case, where the original controller has been completely lost and the backup is being restored to a new controller.
We’re developing juju-restore as a separate project from Juju so it can have its own releases and cadence.
The current version is v0.5 - at the moment it only supports restoring a backup to the same controller (with the same Juju version and HA configuration). The next step is to handle downgrading Juju version, and then after that we’ll move on to the disaster recover scenario.
The tool’s not ready for production use yet. That said, it would be hugely useful to us to find any bugs early! If you have a staging controller that you can afford to rebuild, and you’re interested in taking it for a spin, please try it out and let us know how it went. (We haven’t seen any catastrophic bugs so far, but it’s always a possibility.)