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Persistent Volume


Persistent Volume is a way to abstract storage. It hides the details of how the storage is provided. It does not matter if you use Google Cloud Engine Persistent Drive, AWS Elastic Block Store or NFS under the hood. Persistent Volume is just some piece of storage in your cluster available to your Pods as a resource.

Persistent Volume resource is consumed by Persistent Volume Claim

Abbreviated alias: pv

Useful links

Persistent Volumes docs –  https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/storage/persistent-volumes/