Posted On: Sep 8, 2023

Today, AWS Backup announces support for Amazon Aurora continuous backup, allowing specific point-in-time restore within customers' retention period of up to 35 days. AWS Backup is a fully managed service that centralizes and automates data protection across AWS services and hybrid workloads. With this launch, Aurora customers using AWS Backup can now restore their database to a specific time directly from their AWS Backup console or API/CLI.

Aurora continuous backup support with AWS Backup is available in all regions where AWS Backup and Amazon Aurora are available. You can get started by using the AWS Backup console, API, or CLI. For more information on using Aurora continuous backup with AWS Backup, visit the documentation

09/12/2023: This post has been updated to clarify the expected Recovery Point Objective (RPO), which is typically within 5 minutes of the current time for an active DB cluster or 5 minutes of the cluster deletion time for a retained automated backup.