Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises. With AWS Backup, protecting your AWS resources, such as Amazon EFS file systems, is as easy as a few clicks in the AWS Backup console. Customers can configure and audit the AWS resources they want to back up, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor all recent backup and restore activity. 

Using AWS Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes. AWS Backup provides a fully managed, policy-based backup solution, simplifying your backup management, enabling you to meet your business and regulatory backup compliance requirements. As customers build their applications in the AWS Cloud, data can become distributed across multiple AWS services, including database services, block storage, object storage, and file systems. While these services have backup capabilities, customers often create custom scripts to automate backup scheduling, enforce retention policies, and consolidate backup activity across AWS services.

AWS Backup removes the need for costly, custom solutions or manual processes by providing a fully managed, policy-based backup solution that provides automated backup scheduling and backup retention management.

AWS Backup is available in the US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. For more information on where AWS Backup is available, see the AWS region table. Learn more on the AWS Backup page and the latest blog.