Added the ability to opt-in to removing the MinIO object store dependency for
nfs snapshot options for kURL embedded and existing cluster upgrades. The opt-in flags for this feature are the same as those introduced in KOTS 1.47.0 to remove KOTS’ dependency on Minio for application archives and support bundles. This feature leverages a new Velero plugin,
local-volume-provider, to provide file system backups. If this opt-in is selected as part of the upgrade, KOTS will attempt to reconfigure Velero to use the new provider. Data is neither deleted, nor copied, from the filesystem during the migration and the migration process is irreversible. This option can also be specified for new KOTS installations on kURL embedded and existing clusters. When specified on new installs, MinIO will not be used by KOTS for filesystem snapshots.
NOTE: For existing offline clusters, customers will need to add this plugin to Velero prior to migration or installation.