Does a production Rancher Server install need persistent storage?

I just installed rancher 2.6 on a VKE with helm using this guide. Now I’d like to import a different k8s cluster but I’m curious if my installation of Rancher Server is really production-ready, as in when I start importing clusters will I lose any rancher data in the event of a VKE failure? I can’t find any reference to persistent storage for the helm chart.

No, the Rancher server does not need persistent storage. Rancher stores all its data using CRDs in the local cluster. You only need one if you want to use Rancher-Backup to backup your Rancher objects instead of using a etcd backup.

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Thank you @mattmattox!