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Disaster Recovery

You can use argocd admin to import and export all Argo CD data.

Make sure you have ~/.kube/config pointing to your Argo CD cluster.

Figure out what version of Argo CD you're running:

argocd version | grep server
# ...
export VERSION=v1.0.1

Export to a backup:

docker run -v ~/.kube:/home/argocd/.kube --rm$VERSION argocd admin export > backup.yaml

Import from a backup:

docker run -i -v ~/.kube:/home/argocd/.kube --rm$VERSION argocd admin import - < backup.yaml


If you are running Argo CD on a namespace different than default remember to pass the namespace parameter (-n ). 'argocd admin export' will not fail if you run it in the wrong namespace.