Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

You can now use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) lifecycle policies as a resource in your AWS CloudFormation templates, stacks, and stacksets.

Amazon DLM provides a simple, automated way to backup data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. You can define backup and retention schedules for EBS snapshots through DLM lifecycle policies.

Using AWS CloudFormation, you can now create, edit, and delete lifecycle policies as part of your CloudFormation templates and incorporate lifecycle policies into your automated infrastructure deployments. For example, if you have a template that automates the provisioning of new accounts, you can now add one or more lifecycle policies into that template to automate creating a lifecycle policy with each new AWS account.

To get started using Amazon DLM in AWS CloudFormation, visit the AWS CloudFormation console. Please refer to the AWS CloudFormation user guide for information on using DLM lifecycle policy as a resource in your templates, stacks, and stacksets. Learn more about Amazon DLM here.