Welcome to the Kannika Armory FAQ page! Here, we've gathered the most common questions and answers to help you navigate and make the most out of Kannika Armory. Whether you're a new user exploring our features for the first time or a seasoned member looking for advanced tips, this section is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to the information you need.

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What is Kannika Armory?
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Kannika Armory is designed to simplify your event data backup and restore needs. It allows you to seamlessly connect to your event hub of any type, select and organize the topics you wish to back up, and securely store them in a location of your choice. When the need arises to restore your event data, Kannika Armory offers an intuitive interface to select the data to restore and the destination for the restoration.

What is an event data backup and restore solution?
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An event data backup and restore solution is a tool that empowers you to offload and safeguard your critical operational and analytical data stored within your event hub. When the time comes to recover this event data, it enables you to precisely reproduce the data in its original sequence.

Why do I need to backup my events?
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Backing up events is crucial for multiple reasons. Firstly, it acts as a safeguard against data loss stemming from human errors like misconfigured retention settings. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in disaster recovery, ensuring the swift and efficient recreation of event data in the case of unexpected failures. This approach offers a cost-effective alternative to permanent replication.

Which events should I consider backing up?
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In modern Event-Driven Architectures, it's crucial to prioritize backing up business events. These events capture real-time occurrences independently of consuming applications and provide rich behavioral data, offering valuable insights for loosely coupling and reusing applications. Storing them in event hubs facilitates ordered processing and efficient read model creation, benefiting both applications and businesses.

How can I use Kannika Armory?
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Using Kannika Armory is a straightforward process. First, deploy Kannika Armory in your Kubernetes cluster. As it is Kubernetes native, it can be deployed anywhere, on-premise, in the cloud or even on your own machine.

Then, you have multiple options for control:
- Utilize the user-friendly graphical user interface to navigate the backup and restore processes.
- Leverage the command-line interface for automation and integration into your pipelines.
- Integrate with Kannika Armory using its APIs, allowing you to customize your interactions.

Find more information on our documentation website on how to get started.

Does it have a user interface?
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Absolutely! Kannika Armory boasts a responsive user interface that empowers you to initiate and monitor backup processes, commence restoration procedures, and analyze detailed reporting. This interface ensures that you and your team have full visibility into the backup and restore solution's operations.

What platforms does Kannika Armory support?
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Kannika Armory offers robust support for a diverse range of platforms, including but not limited to Apache Kafka, Redpanda, Confluent Cloud & Platform, and many more.
Kannika Armory is designed as a Kubernetes-native solution, ensuring seamless compatibility with cloud platforms such as Google Cloud (GKE/Anthos), Azure (AKS), and AWS (EKS).
For these cloud environments, Kannika Armory provides a multitude of integrations and storage drivers, including S3, GCS, and more, to cater to your specific requirements.
Find more info on our documentation website.

What is the pricing associated with using Kannika Armory?
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We understand that each deployment is unique. To provide you with a tailored pricing solution, please reach out to our team for more information. We're here to assist you.

If you want to try out Kannika Armory for free, please ask for a free trial license and try Kannika Armory for 30 days.

Is there an open source version?
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No, not yet. We are working on getting Kannika Armory on the open source community. More to come about that later.

Can I try it out for free?
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Yes of course!
Kannika Armory can be used when you have a free trial license. Get in touch via e-mail or Slack and we will send you a free trial license which is valid for 30 days.

How can I get started with Kannika Armory?
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Getting started with Kannika Armory is easy. Simply contact our team via e-mail or through Slack, and we'll arrange a comprehensive demo and explanation session.

If you want to try it out yourself, go to our documentation website and get started!

We'll guide you through the deployment and installation process, ensuring a smooth start to your backup and restore journey.