Managing Trident

Installing Trident

Follow the extensive deployment guide.

Updating Trident

The best way to update to the latest version of Trident is to download the latest installer bundle and run:

./tridentctl uninstall -n <namespace>
./tridentctl install   -n <namespace>

By default the uninstall command will leave all of Trident’s state intact by not deleting the PVC and PV used by the Trident deployment, allowing an uninstall followed by an install to act as an upgrade.

PVs that have already been provisioned will remain available while Trident is offline, and Trident will provision volumes for any PVCs that are created in the interim once it is back online.


When upgrading from Trident 18.10 with Docker EE 2.0, you must use the Trident 18.10 installer (specifying the --ucp-host and --ucp-bearer-token parameters) to uninstall Trident. See the 18.10 docs for details.

Uninstalling Trident

The uninstall command in tridentctl will remove all of the resources associated with Trident except for the PVC, PV and backing volume, making it easy to run the installer again to update to a more recent version.

./tridentctl uninstall -n <namespace>

To fully uninstall Trident and remove the PVC and PV as well, specify the -a switch. The backing volume on the storage will still need to be removed manually.


If you remove Trident’s PVC, PV and/or backing volume, you will need to reconfigure Trident from scratch if you install it again. Also, it will no longer manage any of the PVs it had provisioned.