Posted On: Jan 13, 2020

AWS Backup automates backup and recovery jobs for Amazon EC2 instances without the need for custom scripts or third-party solutions, saving time and simplifying the backup process. Customers that use EC2 instances will now be able to perform their data protection requirements at the EC2 level, backing up both the Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) and the attached Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes. You can now select an EC2 instance from the AWS Backup console, take an on-demand backup, or assign EC2 instances to a backup plan.  

Additionally, AWS Backup will enable customers to restore an EC2 instance with the same configuration as the original, greatly simplifying the recovery process. You can restore from the AWS Backup console, SDK, or CLI, all at the EC2 instance level.  

For more guidance on how to back up and recover EC2 instances, please see the AWS Backup documentation, here

AWS Backup offers a centralized, fully-managed, policy-based service to back up data across AWS services. With AWS Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, including Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon Elastic File System(EFS), Amazon EC2 instances and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.  

For more information on where AWS Backup is available, see the AWS region table. To learn more about AWS Backup, please see our product page and documentation