Posted On: May 23, 2019

You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to provision and automate your AWS Backup tasks. 

AWS Backup offers a centralized, managed service to back up data across AWS services in the cloud and on premises using AWS Storage Gateway. AWS Backup serves as a single dashboard for backup, restore, and policy-based retention of different AWS resources, including Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes. With AWS CloudFormation, customers can further simplify their backup tasks using templates that specify the resources to be protected, when and how to protect those resources, and how those backups will be organized. 

AWS CloudFormation support for AWS Backup is available now, in all regions where AWS Backup is available. See here for more information on how to start using AWS CloudFormation templates with AWS Backup.