The Longhorn Documentation

Cloud native distributed block storage for Kubernetes

Longhorn is a lightweight, reliable, and powerful distributed block storage system for Kubernetes.


  • Enterprise-grade distributed block storage with no single point of failure
  • Incremental snapshot of block storage
  • Backup to secondary storage (NFS or S3-compatible object storage) built on efficient change block detection
  • Recurring snapshot and backup
  • Automated, non-disruptive upgrades. You can upgrade the entire Longhorn software stack without disrupting running storage volumes.]
  • An intuitive GUI dashboard