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Category: AWS Backup

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Use AWS Backup and CI/CD tools to automate centralized backup across AWS services 

Automating and scaling your data protection and backup strategy helps you reduce manual overhead from time-consuming configuration, minimizes the risk for errors, provides visibility on drift detection, and enhances backup policy compliance across distributed AWS workloads or accounts. Incorporating backup in your disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity plan (BCP), along with the automation of […]

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Audit your backup RPOs with AWS Backup Audit Manager

When designing a backup and recovery strategy, one important factor is aligning your application’s recovery point objectives (RPO) with your business continuity goals. The ability to continuously detect drifts in your RPOs, due to backup plan misconfigurations or job failures, and identifying non-compliant resources is a critical need for customers. In August 2021, AWS Backup […]

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Backup and restore Amazon FSx for OpenZFS with AWS Backup

On May 17, 2022, AWS Backup announced support for Amazon FSx for OpenZFS, adding to the supported AWS services across compute, storage, and databases. Amazon FSx for OpenZFS customers can now leverage centralized, policy-based management of their data protection and compliance across multiple AWS services to simplify and scale their operations. FSx for OpenZFS snapshots […]

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AWS Backup anomaly detection for Amazon EBS volumes

Protecting your data from cyberattacks and ransomware is a critical responsibility, and taking the necessary steps to detect anomalous activity at every level within your organization can help you keep your data as safe as possible. Data storage is an important area where you can and should deploy anomaly detection. To protect your storage, in […]

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]

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How encryption works in AWS Backup

Encryption is an essential data protection and security tool used to keep data safe and facilitate proper access management. Data managers use backups for data safety, redundancy, and compliance, and encryption is a powerful compliment to backups for thorough data protection. Customers in all industries use AWS Backup for centralized and automated data protection across […]

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Cost allocation and tracking for AWS centralized backups

With business growth often comes an increase in data-management operations and costs, including enterprises scaling data backup solutions to adequately serve their organizational requirements. Managing backup costs is critical to overall data-management costs, and backup managers often need granular information on the components that make up their backup bill, like knowing the backup spend for […]

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Backup and restore on-premises VMware virtual machines using AWS Backup

VMware virtual machines (VMs) can run in a number of environments, and whether they run on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, one thing remains the same: backing up your virtual machines is an important step toward meeting business continuity and regulatory requirements. For VMware users, figuring out the best method of backing […]

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Using AWS Backup to protect Amazon Aurora databases

Many organizations use databases to support their most mission-critical applications. Having a comprehensive strategy to protect these databases is the underpinning to meeting business service level agreements (SLAs). An optimal strategy includes using both backups and replication to protect databases in the event of a natural disaster, human error, or cyber threat. Customers can use […]

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Protecting encrypted Amazon RDS instances with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In AWS, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized backup storage […]