Posted On: Apr 4, 2019
Amazon Redshift automatically takes incremental snapshots (backups) of your data every 8 hours or 5 GB per node of data change. You now get more information and control over a snapshot including the ability to control the automatic snapshot's schedule.
Amazon Redshift now provides the ability to:
- View snapshots that are not associated to any cluster so you can remove unnecessary snapshots
- Bulk-delete snapshots to allow you to quickly delete unnecessary snapshots and reduce your S3 storage needs
- Control your cluster's automatic snapshot schedule using the snapshot scheduler. The snapshot schedule can be configured with a cron style granularity via an API or with the AWS Management Console. You can create a schedule and attach the schedule to your cluster to have full control of when automated snapshots are taken.