Posted On: Dec 7, 2022

With the general availability of Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager in the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, customers in that region can now automate the creation, sharing, copying and retention of Amazon EBS Snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs via policies. Data Lifecycle Manager eliminates the need for complicated custom scripts to manage your EBS resources, saving you time and money.

You can create policies that automatically create snapshots from EBS volumes and multi-volume crash-consistent snapshots of EBS Volumes attached to EC2 Instances. You can also configure your policies to copy tags from EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes to the snapshots that are created, as well as automatically copy your snapshots to another region or account for disaster recovery. With EBS-backed AMI policies, you can set Data Lifecycle Manager to automatically, deprecate, and deregister AMIs and then delete the underlying snapshots, ensuring you do not pay for AMI snapshots that are no longer required.

You can start creating policies through the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK and monitor the policies through CloudWatch metrics. To learn more, check our blogpost or visit the Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager documentation.