Posted On: Aug 31, 2022
EBS Recycle Bin is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validated endpoints to protect sensitive information.
You can use Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs to recover from accidental deletions to meet business continuity needs. Previously, if you accidentally deleted a snapshot, you would have to roll back to a snapshot from an earlier point in time, increasing your recovery point objective. It was also not possible to recover accidentally deregistered AMIs. With Recycle Bin, you can specify a retention time period and recover a deleted snapshot or a deregistered AMI before the expiration of the retention period. A recovered snapshot or AMI retains its attributes such as tags, permissions, and encryption status, which it had prior to deletion. Snapshots and AMIs that are not recovered from the Recycle Bin are permanently deleted upon expiration of the retention time.
You can enable Recycle Bin for all or a subset of the snapshots and AMIs in your account by creating one or more Retention Rules. You can use tags in Retention Rules to specify which subset of snapshots or AMIs should move to the Recycle Bin upon deletion.
Resources in the Recycle Bin are billed at their standard rates. There are no additional charges for using Recycle Bin and retention rules (see pricing pages). The EBS Recycle Bin feature is available to customers through the AWS Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs. To learn more, see the technical documentation on Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots.