Posted On: Nov 13, 2019

You can now add tags to a lifecycle policy in Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). Tags allow you to categorize your policies in different ways, such as by department, purpose or owner. You can also enable resource level permissions based on tags to set access control on ability to modify or delete a tagged policy.

Each tag is a simple label consisting of a customer-defined key and an optional value that can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources. IAM policies also support tag-based conditions, enabling you to constrain IAM permissions based on specific tags or tag values. For example, you can tag your repositories to ensure only selected groups of users have access based on those tags. You can learn more about tagging AWS resources by reading the documentation.

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, CloudFormation support for DLM policies and support for more frequent backups.  

To learn more about tags on DLM policy see the documentation.

You may call the new APIs using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) tool or set policies via the AWS console. Alternatively, download the latest AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell or AWS SDK and call the APIs.