Posted On: Apr 12, 2021

Amazon FSx and AWS Backup now enable you to copy your Amazon FSx file system backups (both Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and Amazon FSx for Lustre) across AWS Regions, AWS accounts, or both. With cross-region backups, you can store a copy of your backup data in AWS Regions other than where your primary backups are stored, helping you meet business continuity, disaster recovery, and compliance requirements. In addition, cross-account backups enable you to copy backups into a secondary backup account to provide an additional layer of protection, should the main backup account experience disruption from accidental or malicious deletion, disaster, or ransomware. Customers may use their AWS Organizations management account to designate certain accounts as secondary backup accounts, allowing them to copy backups only to trusted accounts in the organization.

Amazon FSx is a fully managed service that makes it easy to launch and run feature-rich and highly-performant file systems. AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services, and helps you support your regulatory compliance obligations and meet your business continuity goals. AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage, govern, and audit your environment as you grow and scale your AWS resources. You can now use the AWS Backup console, API, or CLI to define cross-region backup, cross-account backup, or both, for your Amazon FSx file systems as part of your scheduled backup plan. You can also use the Amazon FSx console or AWS Backup console, API, or CLI to perform manual, on-demand backup copies.

For more information on where Amazon FSx, AWS Backup, and AWS Organizations are available, see the AWS Regional Services List. To learn more about Amazon FSx, see the Amazon FSx product page and documentation. To learn more about AWS Backup, see the AWS Backup product page and documentation. To learn more about AWS Organizations, see the AWS Organizations product page and documentation. To get started, visit the AWS Backup console. To learn more about this launch, read the launch blog.