Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

Using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) policies, you can now schedule automated backups for your Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes every 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 hours (in addition to the currently supported 12 or 24 hours).

We launched DLM in July 2018 to enable automation of creation and retention of EBS volume snapshots via policies. Since then, we have made DLM easier to use with automatic copy of tags from source volume to snapshots and CloudFormation support for DLM policies. Today, we are adding a wider selection of backup intervals to support more frequent backups.

The new scheduling options allow you to take more frequent backups to meet shorter Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). To use the newly supported intervals, customers can either modify existing lifecycle policies or create new policies.

Learn more about the new backup scheduling options here.