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Version: 3.1

KVDB for Portworx

Portworx uses a key-value database (KVDB) to store the cluster's state, configuration data, and metadata associated with storage volumes and snapshots.


Portworx recommends using the built-in internal KVDB for your Portworx cluster. However, you will need to use an external KVDB in the following scenarios:

  • When configuring a synchronous DR setup.
  • In non-Kubernetes environments.
  • When your Portworx cluster spans a combination of Kubernetes and non-Kubernetes nodes.

Proceed to one of the topics depending on how you are planning to install Portworx and whether you choose internal or external KVDB.

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