Posted On: Apr 7, 2021

AWS Backup now enables you to use cost allocation tags for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) backups within AWS Billing and Cost Management. With cost allocation tags, you can get better transparency and visibility into your Amazon EFS backup costs. For example, you can allocate your Amazon EFS backup costs to different departments (e.g., finance, engineering) or analyze Amazon EFS backup costs across your various workloads to better understand and manage your costs.

AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services, support your regulatory compliance obligations, and meet your business continuity goals. Amazon EFS backups created through AWS Backup automatically inherit tags from underlying Amazon EFS file systems. You can edit tags on your existing Amazon EFS backups using AWS Backup. Now, once you have assigned tags to your Amazon EFS backups, you can visit the AWS Billing and Cost Management dashboard to activate cost allocation tags for reporting in AWS Cost Explorer. For more information, visit the documentation regarding using cost allocation tags.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Backup is available at no additional cost. To learn more about AWS Backup, visit the AWS Backup product page and documentation. To get started, visit the AWS Backup console.