Posted On: Jun 10, 2020

AWS Backup adds Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots as its latest protected resource. Starting today, you can use AWS Backup to manage Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots. AWS Backup can centrally configure backup policies, monitor backup activity, copy a snapshot within and across AWS regions, except for China regions, where snapshots can only be copied from one China region to another. 

Previously, you had to create custom scripts to automate backup scheduling, enforce retention policies, or consolidate backup activity for manual Aurora cluster snapshots, especially when coordinating backups across AWS services. With AWS Backup, you gain a fully managed, policy-based backup solution with snapshot scheduling and snapshot retention management. You can now create, manage, and restore Aurora backups directly from the AWS Backup console for both PostgreSQL-compatible and MySQL-compatible versions of Aurora.

To get started, select an Amazon Aurora cluster from the AWS Backup console and take an on-demand backup or simply assign the cluster to a backup plan. To learn more about Amazon Aurora database cluster snapshots and AWS Backup, please see Aurora DB Cluster and AWS Backup documentation.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better throughput than standard MySQL together with increased scalability, durability, and security.

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 (including Aurora clusters), 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.