Posted On: Nov 19, 2020

AWS Backup now supports cross-account backup, enabling AWS customers to securely copy backups across accounts within their AWS Organizations.

Customers can copy backups from the backup vault of the source account to the backup vaults of destination accounts, either on-demand or as part of a scheduled backup plan. These copies provide customers an additional layer of protection should the source account experience disruption from accidental or malicious deletion, disaster, or ransomware. Customers no longer need to manage multiple custom scripts or expensive third-party solutions. Customers can easily restore from the destination account or, alternatively, from a third account.

Moreover, AWS Backup empowers customers to leverage cross-account backup and the previously launched cross-region backup simultaneously, copying backups to a different account in a different region enabling customers to meet their security, compliance, and business continuity requirements.

Cross-account backup leverages AWS Organizations to define the source and destination accounts. Customers may use their AWS Organizations management account to designate certain accounts as destination accounts. This helps customers ensure that backups are copied only to trusted accounts in the organization, and adds yet another layer of protection from unauthorized public exposure.

Cross-account backup continues AWS Backup's mission of helping customers further automate their data protection mechanisms. 

Note: Cross-account backup is currently not supported for Amazon DynamoDB tables or Amazon FSx file systems.

AWS Backup is the centralized data protection offering from Amazon Web Services. It offers a cost-effective, fully-managed, and policy-based service that enables customers to protect their data. AWS Backup can also help customers support their regulatory compliance obligations and meet business continuity goals. With AWS Backup, you can centrally deploy data protection (backup) policies to configure, manage, and govern your backup activity across your 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, AWS Storage Gateway volumes, Amazon FSx for Lustre, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage, govern, and audit your environment as you grow and scale your AWS resources.

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