View the health and details of an app

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After you start managing an app, Astra provides details about the app that enables you to identify its status (whether it’s healthy), its protection status (whether it’s fully protected in case of failure), the pods, persistent storage, and more.

Steps
  1. In the Astra Control Center UI, select Apps and then select the name of an app.

  2. Click around to find the information that you’re looking for:

    App Status

    Provides a status that reflects the app’s state in Kubernetes. For example, are pods and persistent volumes online? If an app is unhealthy, you’ll need to go and troubleshoot the issue on the cluster by looking at Kubernetes logs. Astra doesn’t provide information to help you fix a broken app.

    App Protection Status

    Provides a status of how well the app is protected:

    • Fully protected: The app has an active backup schedule and a successful backup that’s less than a week old

    • Partially protected: The app has an active backup schedule, an active snapshot schedule, or a successful backup or snapshot

    • Unprotected: Apps that are neither fully protected or partially protected.

      You can’t be fully protected until you have a recent backup. This is important because backups are stored in an object store away from the persistent volumes. If a failure or accident wipes out the cluster and it’s persistent storage, then you need a backup to recover. A snapshot wouldn’t enable you to recover.

    Overview

    Information about the state of the pods that are associated with the app.

    Data protection

    Enables you to configure a data protection policy and to view the existing snapshots and backups.

    Storage

    Shows you the app-level persistent volumes. The state of a persistent volume is from the perspective of the Kubernetes cluster.

    Resources

    Enables you to verify which resources are being backed up and managed.

    Activity

    Shows the activities related to the app.

Note You can also view app information starting from the Astra Control Center Dashboard. On the Apps tab under Resource summary, you can select the managed apps, which takes you to the Apps page. After you get to the Apps page, follow the steps outlined above.