Posted On: Aug 9, 2023

Today, AWS Backup announces the preview of logically air-gapped vault, a new type of AWS Backup Vault that allows secure sharing of backups across accounts and organizations, supporting direct restore to help reduce recovery time from a data loss event. AWS Backup is a fully managed service that centralizes and automates data protection across AWS services and hybrid workloads. Logically air-gapped vault stores immutable backup copies that are locked by default, and isolated with encryption using AWS owned keys.

Get started with logically air-gapped vault using the AWS Backup console, API, or CLI. Target backups to a logically air-gapped vault by specifying it as a copy destination in your backup plan. The vault can be shared for recovery with other accounts using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM). Once you share the vault with a recovery or test account, you can initiate direct restore jobs from that account, eliminating the overhead of copying backups first.

AWS Backup logically air-gapped vault (Preview) is available in US East (Virginia) Region. It currently supports backup and restore of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). For more information on this preview, visit the AWS Backup product page, documentation, and the launch blog. To enroll in this preview, send a request via email to