Posted On: Dec 19, 2019

You can now copy snapshots across regions using Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). You can enable policies which, along with create, can now also copy snapshots to one or more AWS region(s). Copies can be scheduled for up to three regions from a single policy and retention periods are set for each region separately.

The capability to copy snapshots using DLM helps simplify your backup and disaster recovery workflows by providing an automated way to manage the creation and retention of snapshot copies.

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.  

Learn more about Data Lifecycle Manager here.