Posted On: Nov 27, 2022

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS) now allows you to initiate a scalable failback process for your applications running on AWS. This process helps simplify failing back recovered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to your primary AWS Region or Availability Zone. It also allows you to perform frequent, non-disruptive recovery and failback drills for the AWS-based applications that you replicate using Elastic Disaster Recovery.

Elastic Disaster Recovery helps minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable recovery of on-premises and cloud-based applications using affordable storage, minimal compute, and point-in-time recovery. You can use Elastic Disaster Recovery to recover a wide range of applications and databases that run on supported Windows and Linux operating system versions.

For your applications running on AWS, Elastic Disaster Recovery helps increase application resilience and meet availability goals by continuously replicating your Amazon EC2 instances to a recovery site in a different AWS Region or Availability Zone. If an unexpected event occurs, you can launch recovery instances in your recovery Region within minutes. For cross-Availability Zone failback, Elastic Disaster Recovery can replicate only the changed data back to your primary Availability Zone. You can use the new scalable failback process to launch failed back instances in your primary Region whenever you’re ready.

Cross-Region and cross-Availability Zone failback is available in all of the AWS Regions where Elastic Disaster Recovery is supported. See the AWS Regional Services List for the most up-to-date availability information.

To learn more about Elastic Disaster Recovery, visit our product page or documentation. To get started, sign in to the AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery Console.