Posted On: Jul 17, 2020

Starting today, all new file systems created using the Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) console are automatically backed up with AWS Backup using the recommended settings (daily backups with a retention of 35 days). Automatic backups for Amazon EFS further simplifies backup management of your file systems by easily enabling you to meet your business and regulatory backup compliance requirements. It is now as easy as checking a check box in the Amazon EFS console, or making a single API call, to enable backups for your existing file systems. You can also disable automatic backups for your file systems at any time. 

Amazon EFS provides a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic NFS file system for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources. It is built to scale on demand to petabytes without disrupting applications, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, eliminating the need to provision and manage capacity to accommodate growth.

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the backup of data across AWS services. Using AWS Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.

Automatic backups for Amazon EFS is available in all regions where AWS Backup is available. You can learn more by reading the AWS Backup and the Amazon EFS product pages and documentation, and logging into the Amazon EFS console to get started.