Posted On: Feb 3, 2021

AWS Backup adds the ability to monitor your AWS Backup metrics and events via Amazon CloudWatch. AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services and accounts, helping you support your regulatory compliance obligations and meet business continuity goals.

You can monitor your overall AWS Backup health in CloudWatch by tracking metrics on your backup, copy, and restore jobs across different job statuses (created, running, completed, failed, etc.) across the eight currently supported AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases (including Amazon Aurora clusters), Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), Amazon FSx for Lustre, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes. You can also set up alarms to receive notifications on job failures to quickly diagnose and fix backup policies to avoid further failures.

Additionally, you can use CloudWatch Events to receive notifications on AWS Backup events. For example, you can use Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) or AWS Lambda to set up event notifications to identify misconfigurations or potential threats and take corrective measures.

You can use the CloudWatch console, CloudWatch CLI, or AWS SDK to start consuming AWS Backup metrics and events. To learn more about AWS Backup CloudWatch Metrics and Events, review the documentation. This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Backup is available and at no additional cost.

To learn more about AWS Backup, please visit our product page and documentation.