Posted On: Feb 29, 2024

AWS Backup announces support for restore testing of Amazon Aurora continuous backups. AWS Backup restore testing 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 supported 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 for their Amazon Aurora continuous backups to satisfy compliance or regulatory requirements.

Get started with restore testing for Amazon Aurora continuous backups using the AWS Backup console, API, or CLI. You start by configuring a restore testing plan. To allow Amazon Aurora continuous backups to be considered during restore testing, you simply need to enable the selection for point-in-time recovery (PITR)-enabled resource types in the restore testing plan. Once the PITR recovery point selection criteria is enabled, you can assign your Aurora protected resources in the plan that will allow the service to select them during testing.

Restore testing for Amazon Aurora continuous backups with AWS Backup is available in 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, pricing pagenews blog, and documentation.