According to this tutorial, it is possible to delete a secret, by running:

vault delete secret/hello

What will if someone in the organization accidentally removed a secret. Is it still possible to recover this?


If your secret backend is a separate service, which it should be, then with regular backups you should be able to stop vault, replace the backend with a backup and be good to go.

I've done this for a file backend but don't know what would happen for other backends so ymmv.

  • So for example do regular snapshots?
    – 030
    Aug 14 '17 at 8:13
  • Basically yes. Depending on how often you add secrets your snapshots may become very regular though.
    – Briansbum
    Aug 14 '17 at 8:17

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