Posted On: Jul 8, 2019

Amazon Elasticsearch Service has increased its snapshot frequency from daily to hourly, providing more granular recovery points. If you need to restore your cluster, you now have numerous, recent snapshots to choose from. These automated snapshots are retained for 14 days at no extra charge.

Hourly snapshots are automatically enabled for domains running Elasticsearch versions 5.3 and above — no action is required on your part. For more information on how to access automated snapshots and perform restore operation, please refer to the documentation.

Hourly snapshots are now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service across 21 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East, US-Gov-West), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Hong Kong), and China (Beijing – operated by Sinnet, Ningxia – operated by NWCD). Please refer to the AWS Region Table for more information about Amazon Elasticsearch Service availability.