Posted On: Nov 27, 2023

Today, AWS Backup announces the general availability of restore testing, a new capability within AWS Backup that helps perform automated and periodic restore tests of supported AWS resources that have been backed up. AWS Backup is a fully managed service that centralizes and automates data protection across AWS services and hybrid workloads. With this launch, AWS Backup customers can test recovery readiness to prepare for possible data loss events and to measure duration times for restore jobs to satisfy compliance or regulatory requirements.

Get started with restore testing using the AWS Backup console, API, or CLI. You start by configuring a restore testing plan. You can integrate it with your test suites using Amazon EventBridge (CloudWatch Events), validating the restored services and sending back completion status. After the restore testing plan completes its run, you can use the results to show compliance for organizational or governance requirements such as the successful completion of restore test scenarios or the restore job completion time.

AWS Backup support for restore testing is available in the following Regions: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Melbourne, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Spain, Stockholm, Zurich), Middle East (Bahrain, UAE), and South America (Sao Paulo). For more information on using restore testing, or supported services visit the AWS Backup product page, news blog, and documentation