Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. You can define backup and retention schedules for EBS snapshots by creating lifecycle policies based on tags. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups.

To get started, tag your EBS volumes and start creating lifecycle policies via Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager. You may call the new APIs using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) tool or set policies via the AWS console. Alternatively, download the latest AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell or AWS SDK and call the APIs.

This feature is now available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) AWS regions at no additional cost. For more information please visit the Amazon EC2 user guide.